A Scarlet Umbrella
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 . . .