I know I haven't blogged about Swallowtail for awhile, but I am still working on it. I finally finished the "nupp" portion and have about 20 rows left before it is finished. Of course, there are 200+ stitches on each row now, so it may not be done for awhile! I'm using 60" cables from Knitpicks, split up with the caps on the end. I like these "flexible" straights because I can pretty much spread the whole shawl out while I am working on it.
I am still in love with the purpley mohair goodness.... Even more now that I don't have to purl 5 together anymore. HA!
On one of my recent forays into the basement I saw some of those interlocking foam tiles that everyone's been talking about for blocking. Paul must have received them as a gift. Hmmmmmm.... I don't have a blocking board or a bed that is not filled with water, so I'm sure those will be MINE at some point. Just don't tell Paul......
In other news, I finished spinning the 4 oz. of superwash merino in the Toasted Banana colorway that I purchased from Zarzuela's Fibers.
I'm supposed to be navajo-plying this for the Sping-A-Long on Zarzuela's Fibers Group on Ravelry, but I may end up doing a two ply instead in order to get more yardage. When you navajo ply, you end up with a three ply and the yardage would be less. Since I couldn't make my mind up how to ply it, I brought out another gorgeous 4 oz braid of merino from Zarzuela to play with. This one is called Girls and Boys:
Doesn't she do an excellent dye job!! And I'm positive she has a braid of this left in her shop, too!! Go get it!
I'll just spin some of this up while I'm deciding what to do with the Toasted Banana...... :)
Ahhhh... Lots of colory goodness today, eh?