Friday, July 29, 2005

Peacock Feather Shawl, almost complete

The knitting is done:

Some serious blocking remains. For this, I will have to repair to my mother's house in the suburbs, where there's a queen-size bed that's not in constant use, and no cat.

Unblocked, it's about 33" from center back neck to bottom point, and about 68" across the top.

I put a tiny bead in each of the bind-off loops at the bottom, because I like the way they look, and this yarn's light enough that I can pretend the shawl "needs" them to drape properly. You probably won't be able to see them until after blocking.

Actually, this yarn is also soft enough that I was seriously worried about it breaking during the bind-off process, from the stress of sliding the beads down the strand again and again.

You don't really need all these pictures. I just can't stop looking at it. It actually looks better here than in person: something about the way the flash flattens the surface seems to clarify the pattern.

You know what the greatest thing is about finishing a lace shawl? Now I'm allowed to start swatching for the next one.

1 comment:

merrill said...

Lisa, this is exquisite....per usual! I love the beads, esp their subtlety.