Friday, November 10, 2006

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    The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery;
    and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo,
    the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas.
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    It took Rachel coming all the way to San Diego (from Providence - I mean, almost as far apart as you can be and still be CONUS), it took that long trip for me to get around to showing you my Amazing Lace project. Two months after the official ending. Ahem. Moving on.

    Peacock Feathers, in all her glory:

    Can you see the mistakes? Not from that gallopping horse, right?

    Peacock Feathers Shawl
    Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl from Fiddlesticks Knitting
    Yarn: JaegerSpun Zephyr in Ruby
    Needles: Addi Turbos - US 5s?
    Notes: This was a fabulous pattern, a yarn so wonderful I'm using it for the chuppah I'm making, and produces a gorgeous shawl. My only complaint? Do you see how huge it is?
    Best Thing About This Pattern: It was looking through the Fiddlesticks web page that inspired the whole summer lace knitalong concept. And The Amazing Lace was fabulous fun, no matter how delinquent I was with my own knitting.

    Feels good to be done with this one, let me tell you! But you know what feels better? See the beau's shadow in the photo above? Tomorrow is the first time in at least 2 months that we both have off on the same day and we have plans to make the most of it. I'll see you next week . . .

    31 Comments:

    Blogger Dorothy said...

    Applause, applause! Your Peacock Feathers is beautiful. I loved this pattern so much (it was my Amazing Lace project, too), that I have made it twice. And I have enough Zephyr in my stash for another shawl, but just can't make up my mind. Have fund on your day off!
    dswaite@mac.com

    11/10/2006 7:15 AM  
    Blogger Carole said...

    Enjoy your day off together! And the shawl is absolutely fabulous.

    11/10/2006 7:22 AM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Wow, Theresa - that is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! It's a fantastic color too! You make me want to knit one... NO! NO! Lace + infant = permanent UFO... *sigh*

    11/10/2006 7:22 AM  
    Blogger margene said...

    Fabulous! There are no, no, no mistakes. It's perfect, perfectly beautiful. Have a great day together!! (You and beau that is);-)

    11/10/2006 7:26 AM  
    Anonymous Kristen said...

    The shawl is exquisite! Have a wonderful time with the Shadow.

    11/10/2006 7:39 AM  
    Anonymous Cara said...

    Beautiful! I've had this shawl in my sights for a long time.

    11/10/2006 7:42 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    It is so lovely! And have a great time on that long anticipated joint day off!

    11/10/2006 8:09 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a beauty! Good work. Have fun tomorrow.
    -Katherine, the one who resists becoming a Blogger member :)

    11/10/2006 8:33 AM  
    Blogger Elizabeth said...

    It looks fantastic! I will definitely keep in mind that no one will notice the "little" errors in Icarus once it's all done.

    11/10/2006 8:52 AM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    Wow - that's beautiful!

    Have a great day with the beau :o)

    11/10/2006 9:24 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    Wowie Zowie...........that's gorgeous!

    11/10/2006 10:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The shawl is wonderful. It is my Amazing Lace pattern as well and I have stalled out on the 4th chart. Not for technical difficulties, not because I am not feeling the love, just life has gotten in the way of lace knitting. Hopefully that will change soon and I can cross "knitting a honking big lace shawl from yarn finer than dental floss" off my to-do list.

    11/10/2006 10:29 AM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    Looks gorgeous! I think the size thing is from the pattern...mine turned out huge too.

    11/10/2006 10:30 AM  
    Anonymous Marisa said...

    Beautiful! I just love your Peacock Feathers!

    11/10/2006 10:44 AM  
    Blogger Pat K said...

    Just gorgeous. Color, pattern, everything. Have a great weekend!

    11/10/2006 11:31 AM  
    Anonymous Erin said...

    The shawl is stunning. Simply beautiful.

    11/10/2006 12:40 PM  
    Blogger Melissa said...

    i love it!! i love the size, too, although it must have taken forever ;)

    11/10/2006 1:15 PM  
    Blogger weezalana said...

    Holy COW that is absolutely stunning! I bow in awe of your laceabilities.

    11/10/2006 2:06 PM  
    Blogger JennyRaye said...

    Gorgeous, Theresa!!!

    Did you really knit it on 5s with the Zephyr--was it doubled? I'm knitting my Leda's Dream with Zephyr on Addi 1s!!!

    Have a great weekend with The Beau ;o)

    11/10/2006 2:46 PM  
    Blogger Jenna said...

    Looooooooovely! It looks fab in red, so unexpected! Hope you both had an awesome day off.

    11/10/2006 4:15 PM  
    Anonymous Leah said...

    Just lovely!

    But why is the size a complaint?

    11/10/2006 4:29 PM  
    Anonymous Becca said...

    The shawl is gorgeous! I look at a lot of lace shawls and admire them, but looking at yours make me want to actually knit it. It's just fabulous. Great job.

    11/10/2006 4:43 PM  
    Blogger Ava said...

    Beautiful!

    11/10/2006 6:40 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Wow! It is lovely! I've ordered the pattern for myself, but it is taking forever to get here. Not that I have anything else to knit right now, you understand.....
    Have a wonderful time with the boy tomorrow!

    11/10/2006 8:03 PM  
    Anonymous Carrie K said...

    It looks great! and no flaws.

    Oooh, a ALL DAY together? With no work? Shoo! Have fun!

    11/11/2006 3:57 PM  
    Blogger Maureen said...

    That is absolutely gorgeous--and the color is fantastic. It's really nice to see one of these in a bright color. It just pops.

    11/11/2006 4:47 PM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    As I find I'm nearly always on a galloping horse, I rarely notice the mistakes in anyone's knitting.

    Peacock Feathers looks spectacular, of course. I hope you think you'll get some use out of it in spite of its size and it not being your color (or did you say you were going to gift it?). I'm not sure why I'm getting credit for prompting you finally to post it, but I'm glad you did, whatever the reason. And so closeth the Book of the Amazing Lace.

    11/11/2006 6:10 PM  
    Blogger julia fc said...

    I love the Emerson reference. And the Peacock. Lovely, no mistakes from here. Just excellent feather plumes. Molta Bella!

    11/12/2006 5:27 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So beautiful, great work! I love that Ruby colorway!

    11/12/2006 3:17 PM  
    Anonymous Tam said...

    Hey, Theresa! I'm the Anonymous blogger in that last comment, but I don't mean to be anonymous. Anyway, I love the shawl. Sooooo beautiful!

    11/12/2006 3:19 PM  
    Anonymous Monica said...

    Your shawl is beautiful!

    12/05/2006 8:55 AM  

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