Saturday, June 30, 2007

my Swallowtail is finished...


Washed and blocked this morning and ready for her photo shoot late this afternoon, my Swallowtail. I'm not 100% pleased with the 3-stitch bobble substitution for the nupps. Next time around, I'll try some of the other variations I've been reading about. The color in the photos is a lot more eye-popping than the actual color of the yarn (Jade Sapphire's Cashmere and Silk laceweight in Blueblood Red) which is a warmer, pinky red. Working with this yarn was a luxurious treat. When I picked up one of my favorite merino wool sock yarns this morning, it took almost an hour not to feel as if I were knitting with baling wire after working with the cashmere and silk. :)

4 comments:

Katie said...

Your swallowtail looks beautiful.

donnac368 said...

That's my kind of color! Great job!!

Pax *knits said...

I love the swallowtail pattern.Its very nice.

Dana KBS said...

The red is lovely; so is the fabric beneath. :-)