Sunday, February 22, 2009

Why Yes, Lisa Rinna, I'm Wearing Evelyn Clark.

After a good soak...

Swallowtail #2 is finished!




This one took a lot less actual knitting time as I already understood the pattern and I don't think I ever had to tink back more than just a few stitches. I'm in lurve with this pattern and I wouldn't be surprised if I felt the need to knit more of these. This one is lighter and more delicate than the first. The fabric is more open because I used the same size needles for both projects but the Jaggerspun Zephyr (the yellow) is a finer yarn. They're both Merino/silk blends, but the Sireno has a smoother finish and doesn't have a tendency to snag on itself the way the Zephyr does. I'd use either of these yarns again in a heartbeat though - in fact, Great Adirondack will have a booth at Stitches West so I might pick up another skein of it this weekend.

I think I'm developing a lace obsession.

11 comments:

Cookie said...

It's beautiful! Isn't it a wonderful pattern? Have you thought of knitting a huge one? ;^)

xo

Nell said...

Congrats!!! Love the yellow.

Tiny Tyrant said...

WANT!

OMGosh that's gorgeous.

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

OOOOOH! My favourite colour and everything. Beautiful!

Big Alice said...

It's beautiful!

Mmm, lace. I think it's about time for another shawl....

Teenuh said...

That is beautiful! I want to knit this with beads instead of the nupps.

AlisonH said...

Wow, you did it that fast! It's gorgeous! Congratulations, and see you at Stitches!

deni said...

Lovely :)
Very addicting pattern - have made 3 so far - 2 w/beads & 1 w/nupps - all lace weight. Going for the 4th w/fingering weight.

Walden said...

That is quite beautiful in the yellow.

jessie said...

I don't do much lace myself, so I am doubly astounded when someone finishes something like this and says it wasn't hard.

Wow.

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