Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It has been more than a month .....


.... since my last post. There's no excuse for not posting .... just plain laziness ! In the morning, I usually check my emails, read the news, browse through ravelry & other fav blogs - this takes up more than 1 hour & by then, I will be too tired to do anything else.

I would rather spend the time knitting & I have been knitting lots - a couple of secret projects & a couple of Christmas presents. They are all done but I can post any pictures. But I do have a project that I can post .....

Lydia (my musician daughter) is going on a Europe Music Tour in April 2011 & it will cost us $9000 for the 18 days tour. So the Music Support Group is organising a major fund raiser event, Auction of Promises . So I made a promise , picture of shawl is just a sample, this is the actual shawl ......


..... Swallowtail .... this is my 2nd as I knitted the 1st Swallowtail 2 years ago & had a terrible time with the nupps. So this time, I had replaced the nupps with beads & it has came out so gorgeous but I wish I had use bigger beads.




The shawl is knitted in Mini Maiden & I don't the know the color as this skein has been sitting in my stash for the past 2 years. I love the colors & the yarn is so lovely although the silk does not really block very well.


I feel so sad to give this away but a promise is a promise .......





7 comments:

Amanda said...

Gorgeous. The Swallowtail shawl is a classic and yours is superb.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Ann!! What a great color too!! :)
Suzanne

Christine said...

That is gorgeous. It would be hard to give it away.

Rebecca said...

What a GORGEOUS color! As soon as I saw it I wondered if it was Hand Maiden. I hope it gets a significant price when it is auctioned because that is a great amount of money you are going to have to come up with to send your daughter to England! I saw someone else auction an Icarus and it sold for a little over $100 US. Good luck!

alltangledup said...

it's beautiful ... hope that you raise lots of money!

Lisa said...

That's amazing! Someone will love to have that and I'm sure consider it a prized item.

Anni said...

That's gorgeous. I totally understand why you feel sad. YOu'll have to knit another one for yourself.