Sunday, April 26, 2009

The lace addiction continues..

I finished the Swallowtail shawl and I am in love with it! It took me jus over a month to finish it. I was lucky to have the right colored beads for this shawl. The beads have been with me for more that 3 years! I got 'em for a beaded tatted edging, but never got to make it. So, they came in handy for this shawl! Here are some pics of it before and after blocking.

The shawl looked really lifeless before blocking! Here is a snap before blocking:

And, this is how it looks like after blocking:

Here is a close-up of the beads.

This shawl is very special to me as its my first time:
  • knitting a triangular lace shawl
  • blocking something into shape
  • knitting with beads
and, I am very happy with the end result. I feel as if I have come of age in knitting. I have always thought of myself as a fickle-knitter. But, this project made me realize that I am not one. I can see a project to completion however big and complex it is, if I put my mind to it. I am proud of this shawl!!


  1. its really beautiful and the beads as you have said are perfect. They are there without being there :-)

  2. Your shawl is abso-fabso the beads will give it just the right amount of sheen without being overpowering and your nupps are perfect. Fantastic lacework!!!

  3. only one word to describe it - beautiful.

  4. It's looking Beautiful, Josie!! The beads are just perfect!! Great!!

  5. the shawl is very pretty! :)

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog...Your shawl looks beautiful!!! I donmt know why knitting is always a big flop for me :(

  7. Knotty: You've made me rethink Yellow. Thank you for that.


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