Thursday, 8 January 2009

...one more thing!

Gadzooks!

I just realised that the lovely shawl which I finished in November just before I went home to Canada never had its moment in the sun!

So, better late than never I hereby present the Peacock Feathers Shawl.



The shawl was knit on 3 mm needles with Posh Yarn Cecilia. The yarn is a subtle variegation of goldy/greeny/browny colours and much more 'alive' than in these photographs.

This is one of those patterns that I bought ages ago (18 months ago I'd guess) which I finally got around to casting on in November. The pattern isn't available for download but is available in hardcopy from quite a few yarn shops and online vendors. I got mine from the Woolly Workshop (always speedy and reliable!).

Knit with the smaller needles, the shawl is 72 inches across the top, with a drop of 37 inches.

It's a pleasant knit, although I did get a little bored in the middle section.

(I've got Radio 4 on in the background and was momentarily distracted when I heard someone say "we need more funding to help those battling a knitting disorder". Wow! That's serious. But it turns out it was just a strong Northern Ireland accent and she actually said "an eating disorder".)

For those of you who have inquired I am still enjoying my (temporary) retirement.

I still don't really know what I want to do next -- but I have a good idea what I don't want to do. I guess that's not a bad first step.

In the meantime I enjoy the luxury of lots and lots of time.

Heaven.

19 comments:

Gale said...

What a beautiful shawl. With a 37" drop, do you find the shawl too long to wear? This has been in my queue for quite a while - with the intended yarn too. I will not be gifting this beauty.

Kate said...

Gorgeous. :-) I think the most boring part for me when I made that pattern was the cast off. :-P

fleegle said...

It's really lovely, Soo. I got bored in the middle, too.

Radio helps a lot to alleviate those inerminable purl rows...

fleegle said...

interminable, whoops!

Dianna said...

That is awesome! You do lovely lacework.

Beverly said...

Gorgeous!! I love the color.

K @ Tidewater Knits said...

Ooh, that's so pretty. Gorgeous colour and gorgeous knitting and just lovely all around.

Agnes said...

It's beautiful! Very very lovely!

bkat said...

This is seriously beautiful. I am totally in awe!

LittleBerry said...

How can you forget that you hadn't posted a photo of that.... It looks stunning and nice to see in a colour other than peacock colours...

Moggle said...

It's beautiful!

HPNY Knits said...

lovely!

Batty said...

Wow, that's fabulous!

The knitting disorder is really funny. I had an Irish philosophy professor who taught a class on Plato. Who knew there were so many vowels in Plato? Had I not known what he was talking about, I would have been very confused.

Opal said...

that is one of the most beautiful renditions of that pattern i have ever seen!

Viknits said...

Beautiful Soo! Have to admit I'm not keen on it in green or blue, but I do like it in brown.
Know what you oomean about Lark Rise to Candleford, it's lovely watching though - did you see tonight's? It seems it might wind up slightly more exciting with this series.
When I started uni in Scotland we had about 50% Irish students (50% were irish, they weren't only half irish.. oh you know what I mean!) - and in my ignorance over the Irish accent I stupidly thought they sounded German or something and I avoided them for months before realising they were Irish. Not that that helped me understand them!

fleegle said...

Thanks for your kinds words about Triad. It's really soft and silky, too!

Jane said...

That is really beautiful! I tried that one and I give you credit for knitting with a pattern that gives you only one side of the shawl so that you have to "flip" the pattern yourself. Fantastic result :-)

Lin said...

The shawl is so lovely Soo. Your lace knitting always amazes me! I have tried to knit that but failed, maybe one day!

juliet said...

Beautiful! The colour really does suit the pattern perfectly. Total admiration.