Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Teal Peacock Feathers

This FO had been in the closet for a few months. I was just too lazy to take it out. This is probably one of those which I will keep. And since I took it out today, I might as well take plenty of pictures of it. So may I present to you the Peacock in all its glory.


Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl by Fiddlesticks
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr - Teal, less than 4 oz
Needle: 3.5mm Inox grey, size 5 crochet hook (I might be wrong about the hook size)
Size: n/a
Time to finish: 6 weeks

This was started last year right. It did not get finished till before Chinese New Year. Why? Cuz it wasn't portable as it was knitted from a cone. (I can jolly well see myself knitting from a cone very soon.) Anyways, then came the blocking. My back was aching after spending more than an hour pining and getting the edging into shape. But all was worth it!

The pattern is well organized. The charts are easy to follow. The design is very intelligent to create the feather motifs, especially the "eyes". The only dread is to crochet the edgings, but they were the icings on the cake.

Jaggerspun is a true winner for lace projects. Whenever I start looking for lace weight yarns, it is always Zephyr that came to mind. I still have 1 lb of 4 different shades to play with.

I shall leave you with more pictures.


18 Loops:

Elena said...

Oh, it looks really delicate and at the sametimes very impressive!

Karen said...

Beautiful Shawl!

Cynder said...

Thats so lovely!

Laura said...

It's beautiful!

iro iro said...

gorgeous gorgeous...this is really an heirloom piece! u really got me itching to cast on for a lace shawl.

yuvee said...

It's absolutely beautiful!!

Leslie said...

This is so beautiful! I have to make one for myself now.

Lily said...

Exquisite shawl!

Vivian said...

Very pretty and lovely shawl.

handknit168 said...

I have loved this peacock shawl for a long time but haven't knitted it, for I seldom wear shawl. Yours is really very pretty.

Knittyknitter said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!

e said...

MMM very nice!~~

(and your floor Very CLEAN! teehee!!)

Cafe Knitter said...

It is beautiful! I am adding it to my to-knit list now. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sally said...

THAT is a masterpiece!!!

Beth said...

Very pretty. I have eyed that pattern several times, but haven't gotten around to buying it.

thecountrygirl said...

Oh Your Peacock Feathers is beautiful. I love it in the lighter shade!

sarah said...

REALLY beautiful Lois! That shawl is truly amazing and you did such a nice job.

Kimberly said...

OH that is gorgeous!! I've wanted to knit this shawl for over a year. Yours is so pretty! I really need to look into this one again.

 
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