First is my Shetland shawl blanket, as knit for Adele:
Second is my grey alpaca Swallowtail, as knit and given to Margo:
Third is my Estonian shawl, as knit and given to Happy Albeyaz, our babysitter (but modeled by Kayla):
The Shetland was knit primarily as a project to keep me busy the last few weeks before Addie was born, though it kept me busy until she was almost a year old; the Swallowtail was just and experiment to see what it would look like in a very different yarn from the first Swallowtail I had knit (in Sockotta cotton/wool sock yarn). The Estonian was knit to use up some leftover tencel lace yarn and to keep me busy for a while, and because the Piecework magazine with the pattern arrived just as I was contemplating exactly this kind of pattern. All are considered successes by me, and I'm happy.