wow! thanks for the great comments!
here's a photo of the entire piece as some of you requested.
Pattern: Swallowtail by Evelyn A. Clark (Interweave Knits Fall '06 ).
It has been far too long. New hobbies have arrived, and a slight obsession with brewing beer took some necessary funds away from knitting. However, I'm back with great urgency. There is a sweater that I offered as part of an auction. This, however, never got done. I am resolved to make it before this year's auction (noting that a one-year layover is less than awesome). Thought I would share something that I found on youtube a long time ago - rather humorous.
Enjoy, and be well.
Basically we wanted to swap or trade knitting stash and didn't want to have to pay to do it. So we made this http://www.stashswap.com
It only went up last week, but we hope you like it, it'd be good to get some more chaps involved.
Cheers now, and have fun.
I am almost done with a clerical stole I knit for my nephew's ordination. (11 am, saturday - he will be ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church)
Red wool, sport weight from Black Oak Wool of Dundee NY (I think they are out of business now)
Knit on size US 3 needles.
about 4 inches x 110 inches, with eyelet lace designs for about 16 inches either end.
All I have left to do is finish sewing the backing on, then steam blocking it.
I posted pictures out in my folder at Knitted lace.