Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Okay, this is a really lousy photo! But, I wanted to show this to my Mom. This is with a dead camera that won't focus with or without flash in the bathroom mirror and me wearing the wrong color shirt to go with the scarf and totally blurry! But, I wanted to show my Mom this photo. Most of the shawls I cannot wear because they are made for smaller people and also I carry a lot of weight across my back which always poses a fitting problem. It soaks up all the inches of a shawl and so I am left with these tiny little flaps in the front that don't know what to do with themselves and end up looking stupid and making me look larger than I already am! LOL But the Swallowtail Shawl (photos below in earlier posts showing it much better!) is more of a scarf than a shawl. I made it in fingering weight and put it on and actually liked how this looked...except that these warm tone greens are horrible for my coloring. So I purchased "Midnight Passion" from Fearless Fibers. That link is for her blog and she has links there to her etsy and eBay stores. Midnight Passion has several of my favorite colors all in one yarn and so I think it will work nice with my clothing and coloring and will look beautiful in the Swallowtail. So, I purchased the yarn with the intent of putting it in my Christmas stocking. Gee, if nothing in your stocking is going to be a surprise...then you might as well put something in there that you really want, huh?! I have not knit anything for myself since my Color Your Own Philosopher's Wool sweater in 1993! So in January I am going to do this and also the harebell fichu in the Victorian Lace book. I played with mixing the colors a little in the picture to get it to show accurately...purples are horrible to photograph! This is fairly close, but a little dark. Of course on your monitor it might look totally different! This is sock yarn so I might have to get another skein in the future for matching socks! :-)
Every Monday Deb at Fearless Fibers features a different fiber artist's projects done with her yarns and next Monday she will be showing my Swallowtail. Check out the INCREDIBLY beautiful machine knit Fair Isle scarves shown today. They are really inspirational!