Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

The Tale of a Swallow

Here's my swallowtail, completed and blocking on my new heirloom-knitting wires. They make it
so much easier!
Jaeger (sadly finishing) discontinued 4ply silk - the same yarn, different colourway, as Tuscany. The colour is closest in the first picture, above, it's a very pale silvery grey. I now have 1.5 balls of each colour left, and I'm not sure what I'll use them for.
Knit with Addi lace needles, 3.5mm. Lovely!


Devorah said...

Lovely! And sorry about your car.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I have some blocking wires now, too. Handy things.

Perhaps the leftovers are enough for a lace scarf?

RooKnits said...

looks even more amazing blocked :0)
My Malabrigo arrived today and I haven't stopped stroking it since I opened the package... yummmy. I can't wait to get started on MS3

M-H said...

Stunning. And beautifully displayed.

Octopus Knits said...

Your swallowtail is gorgeous! (sorry about Little Orange)

Maria said...

Ok, I'm now convinced about the value of the blocking wires! I love gray silk--I'm sure you can find a use for the rest of it.

It is sad about Jaeger--some of my favorite yarns, even if their profile was not so flashy as some others.

As we are now Smart-less too, and since having a two seater as the only car for a three person family is not really practical, I've decided that the Smart will have to be my "empty nest" car.