Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Swallowtail Shawl

Indoor photos:
Blocking and closeups

In natural light and
Outdoor photos.

Spinner/Knitter: Peggy
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl, design by Evelyn A. Clark
Source: Interweave Knits, Fall 2006
Fiber: 50/50 Superwash Merino/Alpaca blend, dyed with Mother MacKenzie's Miracle Dye by Heidi Parra of Artful Ewe.
Source: Artful Ewe, Kingston WA, purchased October 25th, 2006

Treatment: Spun in November, 2006 on a Betty Roberts Chinese Elm wheel and then two-plied.
Shawl knitting began on Dec 5th, finished December 20th, 2006
Beads: copper metal beads and burgundy glass donuts, purchased at BeadWorld, Seattle, WA.


marti said...

ohhh. that is heavenly!

Lisak said...

Gorgeous! Great job!

Ryan said...

May I have your autograph?

Naomi said...


Ginger said...

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

MaryB said...

Peggy may not write lots for the blog, but her knitting production is fabulous. Peggy, what a lovely, lovely shawl. And to think you knit in 15 days! My goodness! What a whiz you are. Can't wait to see it in person. MaryB

Rabbitch said...

Oh, nice!

Melanie said...

Your Swallowtail is awesome! Beautifully done.

PeggySpins said...

Thank you all for your nice comments! It was so interesting to watch the self-stripping of the handspun yarn follow the pattern changes -- kind of a phenomenon really. And spinning this fiber was very fun. I highly recommmend it, for those spinners out there.

vanessa said...

stunning! i hope i get to see swallowtail at madrona :-)

Carrie said...

That shawl is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I want to make one for my mother. She will be so impressed that anything that beautiful can be knitted. Good job!

Kim in Oregon said...

Oh my. this is the first itme I've visited your blog and look what I see. Now I know the meaning of the words "that takes my breath away". Congratulations.