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knit-errant
04-05-2007, 01:12 PM
First, I'll show off my Swallowtail (IK Fall '06) because I think it's cool, and I actually feel like I can call myself a knitter without having to add a "but..." to it!

It's knit with Trekking XXL, on US 5 needles. I'm so happy with it, it's really kind of ridiculous.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/447334812_386ef8b6eb_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/447334812/in/photostream)

Next is a feather and fan.... thingy. It isn't quite wide enough to be a stole, and too wide to be a scarf. And then when it was blocking, my cats got the door open, tore around and played tag over it, then somebody sharpened their claws on it. I think I managed to kind of fix all the breaks (at least 5!) in it.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/447334796_5f56ee3d58_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/447334796/)

Thanks for looking! If you'd like more details/pictures, they're in this (http://knit-errant.blogspot.com/2007/04/poser-no-more.html) blog entry. :)

Jan in CA
04-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Both are beautiful!

sara_jayne
04-05-2007, 01:28 PM
You should be ridciuosly proud of your shawl it is beautiful!

The feather and fan "thing" looks great! Congratulations on fixing it!!!

Abbily
04-05-2007, 02:00 PM
Oh my goodness, they're both BEAUTIFUL!!

auburnchick
04-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Very nice detailed work! Love the yarn and colors!!!

knit-errant
04-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Thanks so much, guys! :hug:

Orchid22
04-05-2007, 06:46 PM
I am getting ready to try a feather and fan pattern in mohair. Yours looks so pretty!!! Keep those BAD kitties away! :grrr:

callmesusan
04-05-2007, 08:18 PM
The swallowtail is spectacular--congratulations!

If you ask me, the F&F scarf thing looks very drapey. Are you sure it is too wide to wear as a scarf? It's lovely.

dewdrops
04-06-2007, 09:09 AM
Both are very beautiful!! :heart:

knit-errant
04-06-2007, 09:26 AM
The swallowtail is spectacular--congratulations!

If you ask me, the F&F scarf thing looks very drapey. Are you sure it is too wide to wear as a scarf? It's lovely.

It is pretty drapey, and does work just fine (got to try it out --we had some weird, random snow this morning). :) I was just pouty because it wasn't absolutely, exactly what I imagined. ;)

nonny2t
04-06-2007, 04:15 PM
No buts for you that is full on gorgeous knitting!

KathyinCali
04-06-2007, 04:42 PM
I love them both but especially the shawl. I want to make one :)

mwedzi
04-06-2007, 05:40 PM
Very nice! Only ball of Trekking, you say. And it looks really great. Someone somewhere else was saying they wouldn't use sock yarn for lace because of the nylon, but yours looks fine to me. :?? Now you have me eyeing one of my skeins.

As for the other, I think you can call it a stole cuz I was watching a Poirot movie and they called something a stole and it seemed to be around that size. It looks pretty, you shouldn't be disappointed in it. Though I would be mad at those kitties.

rebecca
04-06-2007, 06:15 PM
GORGEOUS :cheering: :cheering:

Ariane100
04-06-2007, 09:32 PM
Both look great, but your shawl is spectacular!

saracidaltendencies
04-07-2007, 12:29 AM
Very pretty!

Jessica Cobb
04-07-2007, 12:32 AM
Those are beautiful! I've yet to make a shawl, but your beautiful work really makes me want to. Good job! :cheering:

Braden
04-07-2007, 02:16 AM
Very Nice!

knit-errant
04-07-2007, 08:34 AM
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments! You guys are great. :hug:

Very nice! Only ball of Trekking, you say. And it looks really great. Someone somewhere else was saying they wouldn't use sock yarn for lace because of the nylon, but yours looks fine to me. :?? Now you have me eyeing one of my skeins.

As for the other, I think you can call it a stole cuz I was watching a Poirot movie and they called something a stole and it seemed to be around that size. It looks pretty, you shouldn't be disappointed in it. Though I would be mad at those kitties.

Mwedzi -- Yep, just one skein; I even have enough left over to do something small; a headband or something. I'm a little scared about the nylon now. I hope I don't learn some horrible lesson when I wash it.

As for the other one, a stole it is! I feel better now -- thanks! :)

kemp
04-07-2007, 08:41 PM
They look great. Bad kitties!!!