Beautiful shawl. I'll be knitting 4 (1 for myself, my mother and my 2 bridesmaids) this summer for my September wedding, so thanks for the tip on the bobbles.
Good luck! That's a whole lot of work!
Thanks! I've knit up a practise shawl to familiarize myself with the pattern. I'm knitting this shawl from IK:http://www.interweaveknits.com/Galleries/bonus/fall_2006/swallowtail2.asp
So far it has taken a little over a week, knitting only in the evenings and I am almost done. The bobble tip is going to make it go a lot faster. I'll be knitting 2 in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Sand (mom and bridesmaid who hates pink) and 2 in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Peppermint 23499 (me and matron of honour who loves pink). I'll post pics when I am done.