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Ingrid 11-17-2005 05:19 PM

FO Swallowtail Shawl
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It was so hard to get a good picture. I tried inside and out. I can't believe I knit the whooooole thing! That's a magazne up in the corner for size reference.

liznwillow 11-17-2005 05:24 PM

HOLY SH*T!!!! That must have taken forever!! It is absolutely stunning. Is that just knitting and purling??

rebecca 11-17-2005 05:30 PM

Ingrid...OMGoodness, it's more beautiful than I expected!! That is so lovely...I thought it was gonna take forever, you knit that rather quickly..I remember you mentioning beginning it not that long ago...not for such a project!!! You are...a knitting goddess :notworthy:

mshelton 11-17-2005 05:31 PM

Wowwwww!!!! Totally stunning. :inlove: How hard was it to knit? I thinking about trying it one of the days (sometime after Xmas) and definately all for myself :blush: (along with the other several projects)

jelly 11-17-2005 05:39 PM


i'm speechless

that is stunning

that's it. that's the list. just stunning.

Ingrid 11-17-2005 05:50 PM

Thanks everybody! I'm really glad I got it done. I have a feeling that without this forum, I would have abandoned it.

Let's see. It is mostly stockinette and purled garter, with lots of yos and p2tog, and p2tog tbl, and another stith that involves slipping as if to purl through back loops and making a yo and passing the slipped stitches over. Not hard, but time consuming.

I started this with a different yarn during the summer, but stopped about a third of the way through--it just wasn't showing the pattern. I started this one in the summer too, I guess, but took lots of breaks. The final third, well a third from bottom to top--more laterally--only took a few weeks. I'd have to go back and check, but I know it was after the November challenge started, so maybe two weeks.

liznwillow 11-17-2005 05:52 PM

You must have felt so good when you finished that one! WOW!

KnittinKitten 11-17-2005 05:53 PM

:roflhard: I echo Liz's reaction. That is nothiing short of amazing. Not only do I not have the skills for that ... but I couldn't stick with it long enough to get one lil antennae done!

Kudos to St. Ingrid! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Ingrid 11-17-2005 05:54 PM

You know, it really is a relief. I loved the yarn, though--merino--and I have lots left over, so I'll get to use it again. Just not for anything this big that needs such constant attention to the pattern.

rebecca 11-17-2005 05:58 PM

Ingrid, this is for you, right?!

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