Monday, October 09, 2006

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    When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
    -John Ruskin

    As I carefully consider all your great suggestions for my next pair of socks (expect a decision tomorrow), I have something for all ye doubters and naysayers out there . . .

    The blocking Peacock Feathers Shawl, all pinned out: It's dry now, and unpinned, but I'll have to wait for my official photographer to not be on call before you get any official finished object photos. A few preliminary comments -

    1. This thing is huge!
    2. This thing is gorgeous.
    3. And, as Rachel recalls, it's not exactly my color. But I think I have a good recipient in mind. Shhh . . . it's a suprise.

    Now that I've freed up my lace-knitting needles, I have a new and massive project coming our way.

    That's a cone of Zephyr up there. (And, actually, I have two cones of it. I told you this was a big project!) Oooh, ahh. And if we think Peacock Feathers is big . . .

    26 Comments:

    Blogger Carole said...

    Your peacock shawl is fabulous. I'm looking forward to the modeled shots.

    10/09/2006 6:06 PM  
    Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

    Me too! And your massive project link is broken.

    It's SO pretty! (not the broken link, the shawl)

    10/09/2006 6:08 PM  
    Blogger Jenna said...

    Yowza! Can't wait to see more of it. And TWO cones of Zephyr, good lord - on my biggest shawl ever I barely used half of one!

    10/09/2006 6:13 PM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    I second what Jenna said about the Zephyr. I still have a ton of it left over from the Tina Shawl!

    The Peacock shawl looks fabulous, by the way. It's a funny thing about the size...mine was enormous too, even though when I swatched my gauge was too tight.

    10/09/2006 6:20 PM  
    Blogger Marina said...

    Peacock shawl is gorgeous!

    That's gonna be a massive undertaking but I'm sure you'll do a great job. I've been wondering when you were going to start.

    10/09/2006 6:34 PM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Yay! So pretty! I can't wait for the offical photos :-)

    10/09/2006 7:11 PM  
    Blogger GamecockDoc said...

    Gorgeous! How on earth did you find time between calls to get that done? Very impressive.

    10/09/2006 7:15 PM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    What a gorgeous gorgeous shawl!

    10/09/2006 7:31 PM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    ooh la la, can't wait to see more shots of the peacock feathers!

    Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, cones of zephyr, brown paper packages tied up with string...

    10/09/2006 7:37 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Can't wait for modeled shots - it looks lovely already!

    10/09/2006 8:12 PM  
    Blogger silverarrowknits said...

    The shawl is gorgeous! Kudos for blocking and everything! ;)

    10/09/2006 8:27 PM  
    Blogger Elizabeth said...

    Any hints on the blocking? How did you keep the lines so straight? The shawl looks fabulous. My mind boggles as to what you need two cones of Zephyr for - a car cozy?

    10/10/2006 4:01 AM  
    Anonymous Kristen said...

    Just lovely! Good luck with the gigantic project. Anyone who can blast through the Olympic sweater as you did should finish that chuppah with months to spare. ;-)

    10/10/2006 4:19 AM  
    Blogger JennyRaye said...

    Beautiful shawl!!!

    I had totally forgotten you were knitting another chuppah. How long did the first one take? Have you picked out patterns yet? When are you starting? Can you tell I'm really excited to follow the progress of this project ;o) I have a dd for whom I'd love to make a wedding veil when the time comes.

    10/10/2006 5:05 AM  
    Anonymous Cara said...

    Peacock is gorgeous! I've always wanted to knit that pattern. Thanks for renewing my interest.

    A chuppah? You are a wonderful friend!

    10/10/2006 5:17 AM  
    Anonymous Laurie said...

    Peacock is STUNNING, as is the amount of work that represents in between internship stuff. Wow.

    10/10/2006 5:44 AM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    I know what the big project is! I know I know! I'm so excited to see you get started on it -- I think it'll make me want to have a second wedding (I'm counting on people not reading the comments to carefully, or I might have given the project away).

    10/10/2006 5:55 AM  
    Blogger Dorothy said...

    Peacock Feathers is beautiful! Any plans for another one? Betcha can't knit just one. And I have to say, you are a wonderful friend! How much time do you have? At least it's flat, no shaping? Keep us posted - this is gonna be fun.
    dswaite@mac.com

    10/10/2006 6:41 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Holy cow! The peacock shawl is gorgeous, and the big project will be AMAZING when it's done. GO you!

    10/10/2006 7:59 AM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    Pretty peacock shawl! And OMG, that chuppah is going to be incredible- what a lovely gift!

    10/10/2006 8:56 AM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Gorgeous Peacock. And you're starting another huge lace project because you have so much time on your hands? Or because you're insane?

    10/10/2006 9:20 AM  
    Blogger margene said...

    WOW! It is beautiful! It IS GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see it in action. Sounds like you have a big bunch of lace in your future.

    10/10/2006 12:05 PM  
    Anonymous Monica said...

    Peacock is beautiful! Looking forward to the action shots.

    10/13/2006 1:57 PM  
    Anonymous Carrie k said...

    Wow, how did I miss the unveiling of the Peacock Shawl? That is absolutely gorgeous!!

    And, even reading the comments, I don't know what the next project is. Can't wait to see! I take it you're giving up sleep and .....?

    10/13/2006 5:04 PM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Wow, T, that shawl is GAWJUS. And just my color, too...

    I will eagerly follow the new project in my (admittedly limited) online time, unless you tell me to stay away.

    10/16/2006 7:43 PM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Just looked back at the original posts and (per our recent conversations) I now like the Wide English Lace and the Grantley Insertions. I'll email you this.

    10/16/2006 7:54 PM  

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