Tuesday, January 02, 2007

"If You Love It, Set It Free" (Swallowtail Shawl)

What a crock that saying is. I set the "Swallowtail Shawl" free this morning and it sure as heck didn't come back to me. Seriously. I brought it over to my friend Louise's house so she could see it. Louise is a very dear, older woman who can knit the pants off me. I mean, Argyle socks for the love of Pete, real ones. I thought she'd say something like "Oh, that's nice Jane." and proceed to ignore it while we had our morning coffee together. "Ha!". And again I say, "Ha!". Louise proceeded to fondle and pet the shawl, held it to the light to admire it's lacy goodness and that was "all she wrote". That shawlette now belongs to Louise. Knit and blocked in three days and given away on the fourth day. Once again, I have knit a lot of lace, believe it or not, over years I've been knitting. I still do not own one piece of lace that I knit myself. If I didn't have pictures, no one would believe me.

I am now knitting a second Swallowtail Shawl. This one I hope to actually keep. I'm thinking purple cashmere. Back to Mountain Pine Edging (I'm halfway through the third side).

Oh yeah, Stitches is coming hurrah hurrah, Stitches is coming hurrah hurrah!


Laritza said...

As much lace as I have knit and as many years as I have done it. I own three things: The WRS, the Sheep Shawl and a tiny Niebling doily......about time I start keeping stuff!

Jane said...

I have to say that most of the knitters I've met out there knit more for others than they do for themselves. I guess it's just an occupational hazard!

Opal said...

I almost gave away my Peacock shawl, but something in me just couldn't let it go. I still might do so, but that shawl is so precious to me. Maybe I'll knit up another one for my friend.

Let's hope you can hold on to this second Swallowtail!

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I really have to say that this little shawl is pretty fast and easy once you get thos nupps down. If I have to give up the second shawl, I know I can always make another. Just not too soon! As for Peacock, I still need to finish mine. That one is only for me. It's taking too much time and effort to give it up easily:-)