Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I am a goddess

Peacock Feathers Shawl for Mom
If you've ever done a big, intricate lace project and then blocked it, you know exactly how high I am on myself right now. :) I finally got off my rump and cleaned out the bin I soak knitted items in, thus leaving the way clear to give this shawl a soak prior to pinning. After the soak, the water looked like this:

After stretching the life out of the shawl and making it stay with 258 pins, I waited for it to dry, sewed in the ends, took out the pins, and was rewarded with...magic:


closer shot of half the shawl

detail of of the first motif

detail of the second motif

detail of the third motif and edging

detail of the tip

Glorious, heady stuff. Especially when it means I have one Christmas project completed.

Larry's Cashmere Cabled Pullover for DH
DH has had a break from work for the last four days, so it's been somewhat challenging getting anything done on his sweater with him around. However, I'm still moving at a decent clip up the front:

Sleep socks for moi


'in action'


Em said...

That shawl is absolutely beautiful! I love the large feather motif at he edge. And hooray for socks for you!

Carrie K said...

Goddess indeed! Peacock looks glorious.

chris said...

The shawl is just gorgeous - I have the kit for this, but I have two shawls on the needles now.....

The J said...

I've had this in the queue for my mom for a long time now - just everytime I have enough laceweight in my stash, it ends up getting diveed up into multiple sock and glove and... patterns. One day!!


Abby said...

Gorgeous shawl! Wow! And I discovered something really funny -- I'm #14496 on the list, just 31 places behind you. 1728 people are ahead of me in line... so hopefully in a few days we'll be in! =]

CatBookMom said...

The peacock shawl is stunning! And I'm going NOT to let my DH hear about the cashmere vest you're making for yours. I'm having enough difficulty getting him to decide he really likes the pattern I'm working with butter-soft alpaca. Should never have asked his opinion, lol! He really likes cables.

Thanks too for the Arabesque baby blanket pattern.