As those of you who know me have probably already guessed, I started Peacock Feathers on the very same day I unpinned Tina.
The picture isn’t true to color – offline, it’s not quite as bright and has slightly more green in it. But other than that, this is what my new WIP looked like as of yesterday afternoon (before I knit a few more rows on it) Then, I’d just barely finished chart 2; I’m now nearly half a chart past that point.
I’d always admired this shawl, but up until fairly recently, it wasn’t really high on my list of things to knit. I think a big part of that has to do with its size – Tina is really about as large a shawl as I can stand, and Peacock Feathers, knit with laceweight, is quite a bit bigger than that. Jessica took a picture of me wearing her Peacock Feathers Shawl (knit with the recommended yarn and needle size), and as you can see, it comes down to my knees. It’s a good size for Jess, but not so much for someone a foot shorter.
So I figured that, if I ever got around to knitting it, I would use cobweb weight yarn and smaller needles.
And then a little while ago, Jen and Kristen blogged about how The Grove had new colors of Lacey Lamb in stock (a yarn I could never resist touching, but which Susan had previously only stocked in some seriously lousy colors). So, that Saturday, I went in, was immediately drawn to the two remaining balls of turquoise Lacey Lamb, and knew right then and there that it was destined to become Peacock Feathers.
I really like working with this yarn so far. I’m knitting it on US0 Inox Express needles, and I think that, for me, it’s the perfect combination.