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Topic: swallowtail lace shawl from a newbie!  (Read 1548 times)
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« on: January 05, 2008 09:08:34 PM »

Hey there-

My first project post. To make this shawl was a bit ego-crushing for my knitting abilities.

2pt needles + mohair lace yarn + freakin' hard pattern = curse words

It did eventually get finished, however, and given to my mom who promptly stuffed it in a drawer. No worries though. At least my cat liked it!

Made from an Interweave Knits pattern for "Swallowtail Lace Shawl" a few years ago with a mohair lace weight yarn I found up in Alaska.

I have to say, though, it did get me into the lace thing! I'm working on a pillowcase right now!

« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 09:41:00 PM »

I bow to your patience!  That is gorgeous!

P.S.  If your mom is anything like mine, it's not that she didn't love what you made for her, it's that she's semi-paranoid about it getting messed up.  You know, it's like the good dinnerware that no-one dare touch in case it gets scratched.  lol  Wink
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 10:40:42 PM »

It did turn out gorgeous. Wonderful job. Perhaps mom will get scarves from now on Wink. Now you can check one of those "to do" boxes.

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. - annonymous
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008 08:11:40 AM »

It's so gorgeous!! I agree that it's quite likely that your mom
a. thinks it is too beautiful to wear anywhere she'd be going or
b. is afraid of ruining it.
It so obviously was a massive amount of work, and any mom would know and appreciate that.
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