Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my Peacock Feathers shawl! I really appreciate them.
But mine is not the only Peacock in Blogland, no-siree-bob. There’s a whole passle o’ Peacocks!
Julia is knitting one.
Françoise just finished hers!
Deb has a completed Peacock too (check her June 14 entry).
Snow also has a completed Peacock. (Check her December 12, 2004 entry.)
And I’m pretty sure a couple of blogless members of the Summer of Lace Group are Peacocking along too.
And I’m sure I’ve missed other Peacocks — who else has a Peacock out there?
Speaking of Peacocks, I unpinned mine as soon as I got home from work. (By the way, I did use blocking wires across the top edge. Lucy really enjoyed the process of “helping” me insert the wires.)
Because my couch is blue, I couldn’t find a really good place to photograph the shawl. But here’s an “artistic-in-the-window” shot:
And a close-up of the bottom point:
I’ve made a wee bit of progress here.
It’s a very fun knit, and so far, the instructions and charts are very clear and easy to work with. I sense that there will be more Sivia Harding designs in my future.
The yarn I am using is a one-ply laceweight from Over the Rainbow Yarns (link to the ebay store is in the sidebar). It feels just a wee bit finer than the Joslyns’ Fiber Farm Angel Hair laceweight I used for the Peacock Feathers.
I loved this comment from Susan:
Whoa, wait a minute. A Faroese-shaped shawl! What gives??
Heh! It’s true that I am not a particular fan of Faroese shawls. I had never met one that I particularly liked. Until I saw this pattern!
Besides, I vowed to myself that for the Summer of Lace, I’d do a bunch of different-shaped shawls. I’ve got a long one that’s curved on the ends (the Deborah Newton shawl), the square Tina shawl, and now the triangle Peacock shawl. Faroese? Step right up! And after that I plan on the Inky Dinky Spider stole — a rectangle.
I try to remain open-minded. Peace out, man.
Lucy has been showing a preference for my largest knitting bag, the pink Elizabeth Austen one. But she says that any bag will do in a pinch!
And tonight she is playing dress-up!