Friday, January 26, 2007

Swallowtail is Done! (Adriana)

I can't believe it's finally done! By the end I had just shy of 400 stitches on my needle; the bind-off took over an hour. But now it's done and I have the pictures to prove it!

swallowtail in progress-small
Here's it is in progress looking very similar to SpillyJane's Shetland Triangle in progress.

swallowtail -scrunched
Scrunched up on the carpet resembling Ramen noodles

swallowtail - stretched
Stretched out looking slightly more like a real shawl. (Notice how little yarn I had left. It was getting a little scary doing the bind-off.)

swallowtail - sink
And finally, its current state, soaking in my sink (in fact, it's soaking in the SOAK I got for Christmas from Heather and Gen!).

Next up, blocking time! Stay tuned for more pictures as I play with my beloved blocking wires.


Heather G. said...

I thought that WAS Spillyjane's shawl for a minute there.

Can't wait to see the finished product! BE careful with that alpaca, it is weak when wet.

Adriana said...

Isn't the resemblence a little scary?!?

I'm definitely not going to block this shawl as aggresively as the last one. I hope it opens up nicely.

spillyjane said...

nice work lady...and you finished way before your deadline, too! i can't get over how much our shawls look alike in these pictures. :)

Stephanie said...

It looks better in every picture! I want to see the blocking.

Samantha said...

I too cannot wait to see the finished product. I think it will look lovely on you! More pics please! :)

Rachel said...

I love the blocking part with lace -- I never get tired of seeing how it utterly transforms the project. Looking forward to seeing your finished photos!