This has to have been the fastest shawl ever:
Either that, or I'm just getting better at lace. Which is good given that I'm supposedly knitting a beaded lace shawl for the Ravelympics...
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in "Mineral", 440 yds/100 gr - I used most of one skein
Needles: Addi Tubo Lace needles US 5/3.75 mm
Comments: I was worried that I would run out of yarn, since I only had the one skein, but there were a bunch of Ravelry folks who had done this pattern with one skein, so I set forth. The yarn is incredible. So soft and silky and smooth. And the pooling didn't turn out too badly at all.
The nupps (which I had never heard of before!) were a breeze with the Addi Turbo lace needles - pointy, pointy, pointy. In fact, the only bad thing about these needles was using them in combination with the Sea Silk - a bit too slippery! I think there are going to be some Harmony needles in my future for just this occasion.
We had a fantastic trip to Colorado. The weather was good (up until the wedding - oops!), the four-kids-under-5 thing worked out pretty well, and Devil and Boo were dancing queens at the recpetion on Saturday night.
A very sleepy dancing queen
It was a wonderful trip, and very hard to get on the plane on Sunday to come home. We're already planning a trip back for some skiing once winter hits.