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Swallowtail Shawl


First completed project of 2011 is finished and on its way to the recipient.  Despite adding additional repeats to the center motif, the final measurements still brought in a modest sized shawl; however, I am still pleased with the results.

This was a pleasant knit from beginning to end and I began to miss it immediately after casting off.  Even though I like the look of nupps, I hate knitting them; however, that didn’t seem to pose a problem.  The nupps in this pattern are fairly small (only 5 or 6 loops) and were not nearly as painful as some I’ve done in the past.


I am still on the look out for the perfect cardigan-a Sunday sloucher, tweedy silk/wool mix, warm but not too chunky,not too thin,maybe a few cables?  …


One Thing Well Done….

…..”hope is healing and generosity is healing






these are healing

and dreams are healing visions, sacred songs, dances, inspired drawing

the awe and wonder we feel,

and art is healing need I say it? – endless burgeoning diversity,

the loveliness of one thing well done, with great care, and boldness too……

…..Buddhist Prayer


Pattern: Swallow Tail Shawl by Evelyn Clark

Yarn: Laceweight Raw Silk Tsumugi by Habu Textiles

Needles: Size 5

Modifications:  Rumor has it that the sizing is a bit too small.  Adding an additional 5 rows to the center repeats for a larger  final measurement.

Recipient: Aunt Effie -a knitting prayer of hope comfort and healing


“May whatever is healing, touch whatever needs healing”

Aeolian Shoulderette


I was extremely concerned about getting this project done on time, but…it’s done!-with 24 hours to spare.  She will go up for auction Monday night.  Wish her the best.  In the meantime, I hope to get more pictures .  Happy weekend.