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« on: September 20, 2006 01:52:43 PM »

Let me start off by saying:  I really have no idea why I knit this.  I don't see myself ever using it, as I am totally not a shawl person.  Maybe if i bunch it up and use it as a scarf.  Maybe then.  Anyway.

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl from Fall 06 Interweave Knits.
Yarn:  (you may want to sit for this:) Red Heart Lustersheen (i.e. 100% Acrylic)

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006 02:09:15 PM »

That shawl looks really nice! I think I'd wear it around the house at the very least, or cuddle in it while watching movies. And there's always a major gift-giving holiday that's not terribly far off ...  Wink

And hey, acrylic can be wonderful in many surprising ways. Sometimes it's really the best thing for the job.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006 02:10:09 PM »

It's gorgeous!  And because you used acrylic, it will be totally washable.  The last time I used a shawl I knit, I wore it in a chilly movie theater and was worried I'd get popcorn grease on it.

I would SO use this shawl!!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006 05:02:38 PM »

I'm not a shawl person either, but that's absolutely gorgeous!  I'd wear it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006 07:26:48 PM »

I'm not a knitter by any stretch (other than the odd scarf or mitts) so I just find that just completely amazing. I do understand what you mean about not being a shawl person, but sometimes crafts are just too cool to let pass you up. You could always give it away as a gift, I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive it as a gift. Then again, making it into some sort of scarf would be cool too. The colours and the stitching are just too beautiful Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006 12:59:08 AM »

Very pretty!  I wear shawls wrapped around/really bunched up and  pinned with a brooch.

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006 06:15:48 AM »

That is gorgeous...I can't believe it's acrylic!!  It looks like fancy expensive yarn from the picture.  Good job!
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2006 09:56:01 AM »

You did a great job on the shawl. I knit things just to knit them too if they look cool even though I know I'll never use them. In fact I've been planning on knitting a swallowtail shawl too even though I'm also not a shawl person and probably won't use it (it would look real nice on my shelf of FO's though lol). I just think it looks neat and want to see if I can do it. Yours is a nice size. What size needles did you use for yours?

« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006 04:02:02 AM »

Really like your Swallow! And yes, Acryl was the last to think about to make this beauty, but it turned out really nice!
How did you liked your 5ptog? I hated them... Swear to myself that I will never have to do that again.

Just like you; I will not wear the swallow, but will give it to my mother as a christmasgift.

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