Thanks for all your well wishes, I’m feeling a little better (although can’t stop coughing) but Tony is still really ill. Poor old thing.
So, I finally finished Swallowtail when I was in France. It’s only been on my needles since April!! By the time I got to the cast off, I was so sick of it, and so desperate to get it finished already that I ignored the fancy cast off in the pattern, and just did a regular cast off, as loosely as possible. And whaddayaknow, it didn’t work. When it came to blocking, the darned shawl was pulling in all directions. I’d get the top straight, and the middle wouldn’t straighten. And I could NOT get the edging nice and pointy. Talk about ruining the ship for a haaporth of tar. Never mind, its still quite pretty, just so long as you don’t know what its supposed to look like (and since this is a gift and the recipient is not a knitter, I think we’re good to go!).
I have pictures of the Swiss Cheese scarf and Tangled Yoke to show you later in the week.