Sunday, January 07, 2007

Swallowtail Shawl in Cashmere

Before it's blocked, this shawl is not very impressive and when you knit with Mill-end Cashmere that still has the manufacturing oil in it, there is a sort of "drag" to the yarn that's odd to knit with. However, once you finish knitting and wash that oil out, the shawl is very nice. I used Kookaburra Woolwash that my sister gave me as a gift. This one has teatree oil and conditioners in it and is effective against dust mites, is antibacteral and biodegradable according to the lable. It smells good and works. So, of course, does my shampoo. Take your pick. This shawl will be for a friend as part of her Birthday gifts. Yes, I know I'm supposed to save one of these for me, but I really do like my friends so I guess I will be making more of these later on. At least one will be for me. At least I hope one of them will be :-)


anne said...

the color is absolutely ROYAL! fit for a queen. i know what you mean about giving to friends—it's joyful to watch their pleased faces when they receive a gift they know you put a lot of time into. it's as good as wearing the shawl yourself!

Jane said...

Dear anne,

It really is very pretty and you're right. Giving it away just as wonderful as getting a gift. Sometimes even better!

Thanks for checking in!

Opal said...

What a gorgeous shawl. I just know your friend with love it.

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

With all the gift-knitting you did over the Holidays I know you get the whole "better to give than to receive" thing. The next one, however, I think I might keep for me!

Kookaburra said...

That is beautiful! Wow. You are very talented!

And thanks for using Kookaburra! :)