My swallowtail shawl is complete :) I am really pleased with it. As you can see, I was the model AND the photographer. Oh the things one is capable of doing when there is a will. I liked this pattern and thought it was easier than most to follow. However, I have had to pick up many dropped stitches while knitting because I think the yarn, Silky Alpaca Lace is quite slippery and I was not focusing. I think a wool would be better for a beginner lace knitter. I loved the Silky Alpaca and would knit with it again.
I know I have posted before on the wonders of blocking but I have to again. I blocked the daylights out of this shawl after a 20 minute soak in wool wash and it came out perfectly. I really like the lacy open look.
I know it is evil but I wish it was cold outside so I could wear it. Patience is not one of my virtues ;)