Two posts in one day! I thought it best to provide documented evidence that Swallowtail was indeed finished by my self-imposed Valentine's Day deadline:
Despite the necessity of using the flash and the general difficulty in getting good digital pictures of red, the color on my monitor is pretty accurate. The dye color was Prochem dark red (I forget the number). The yarn is handspun, from superwash merino top, so the original fiber color had a lot of yellow tones to it, typical of merino wool.
I am happy with the finished product. I added two more repeats to the edging pattern. The dimensions are 24" down the center back and 50" across the top edge.
These guys have been at the birdfeeder all week. Actually they are only two males of about 7 pairs of cardinals who have been frequenting the feeder outside our kitchen window. They seemed to be cheering me on each time I stood at the sink. Unfortunately they are quite shy and I could only get a photo through the window. (Believe me I tried getting one from outside, but these guys are extremely camera shy!) Maybe we should change the name of the shawl to Cardinal tail?