My husband did a bit of tsk tsking when he saw me cast on this Swallowtail Shawl from IK Fall 2006. I don't care. The yarn is awesome. (A perfect gift from my dearest friend--a green yarn the exact color of my eyes.)
The dog ate my original copy of this magazine before I really read it. I found the pattern again through Ravelry and my local yarn shop had a back issue.
This project is very fun and the silk is heavenly. Unlike Ick-arus, the actual triangle-building part of the shawl is patterned and engaging.
Unfortunately for me, Captain Smith (my doctor) put me in a "cock up" wrist brace and the knitting is slow. He says I will have to relearn how to knit and spin with the brace on, but that I will pick up speed as I learn to position my hand and wrist. Spinning was effortless because I was teaching myself the long draw woolen technique. Knitting is another story...