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Saturday, July 21, 2007
  My Very Own Swallowtail
Today was a wonderful day. Kellen took me to the Heart of the Redwoods Quilt Show (he went to the batting cages) and it was really amazing! The quilts were inspiring, but I think anyone who says they don't have time to knit should talk to a quilter! Mostly, the show made me miss my Great Grandmother, who quilted. I wish I could have gotten to know her as a crafty adult, instead of just as a 4-year-old. On a happier note, we also took pictures of the Swallowtail!

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. Interweave Knits, Fall '06. Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. Needles: Knit Picks Options, US 6. You already know how much I love this pattern, and this yarn, so really what more can I say? It was a dream to knit. I wasn't quite sure I could pull off wearing a shawl, being the cranky hipster that I am, but I think it's pretty beautiful and definitely worth showing off!

I almost didn't want to cast off because I loved knitting it so much! I don't know if I'll make another Swallowtail anytime soon, but this definitely has a place in my "Favorite Patterns" collection!


you're so gorgeous! the shawl is beautiful!
It's stunning! I can see why it was bittersweet to finish it!!
Wow, that looks so beautiful!
AHhhhh Violet!!!! The shawl looks so good on you! Also that is the most beautiful picture of you! I'm so glad you had an amazing day. Things are perking up and getting exciting. See all we need is some inspired beauty in great places :)

<3 You! Brittney

See you tomorrow!
That looks perfect on you. The colour and style are so flattering and really lift the black. Enjoy wearing it.
Your shawl is absolutely beautiful.
that is a gorgeous color on your, very well done, I have 24 more rows to go on mine!
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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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