Friday, January 25, 2008

Welcome 2008!

Hello everybody, I'm a bit behind in wishing you all a happy new year for 2008!!

It's so exciting to see the peacocks popping up all over ravelry, congratulaions to all you finishers, they all look so beautiful, I dont' think I shal ever tire of looking at them.

There's been a few new joiners as well, so welcome to you and I hope you enjoy knitting the pretty as a peacock shawl.

Jae and I pop in here regularly to check out the progress, so get those pictures up and show us your stuff.

And, a bit of trivia for the peacock lovers out there. Do you know what the collective noun for a group of peacocks is?

OSTENTATION. An ostentation of peacocks. Don't you just LOVE that? I do.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Finally blocked!

blocking the shawl!
Originally uploaded by Clarica
I finished about a week ago, and finally got a sink plug today so I could wash and rinse and block it. I love it!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Clue A done

I'm doing this KAL along with the Ravelry group, so I cast on today. Here is Clue A. I'll probably knit more tonight, but I just wanted to share:

Clue A

Friday, January 4, 2008

It's done!

I finished knitting and blocking yesterday. I'm happy with the result. It was a great pattern to nit. Next time though I will probably use larger needles to get an even lacier look. This shawl I'm giving to my sister-in-law.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hi there from Germany

First, I wish you all a wonderfull new year!
When I saw this shawl I knew immediately that I have to knit it. I have no idea if I will ever wear it.... but I like this pattern soooo much!
Well, than I bought the pattern in UK (the shipping costs from the oversea stores are much too high). And than I started thinking about the yarn to use for this shawl.
Going to my stash I decided to use Gossamer from Knitpicks in the Blue Jeans colourway. Well, I'm afraid the variegated dying will eat the pattern... But we'll see. Now I'm finished the chart B and I have to admit that I don't like the way the colouring comes out. But when I started knitting I decided: if the colouring will not be nice (in my mind) than I will dye the shawl after finishing.
Does anybody else use the Gossamer or a variegated yarn for the peacock? Any experiences with this?

angela from
bzw. angelaknits @ ravelry

Monday, December 24, 2007

All set to go!

You know how, the Monday before a holiday, you figure there's probably going to be nothing at all in the mailbox. Or at the very least, nothing really NICE in the mailbox? Well, that didn't happen here! I got my yarn in my mailbox today! It's beautiful, and unbelievably soft. It's Lisa Souza's "South Pacific"colorway in superfine merino fingering weight. So, hopefully the colors and lace pattern will be a compliment to one another. I guess we shall soon find out!

Cathi in California (or "EllyMae" in blogland)

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Finished the last cast-off stitch a few minutes ago. I'll block it tomorrow and try to have photos up on Monday. I've really enjoyed working on this pattern. The charts are so very well written and easy to follow, that it has really been a fun knit. Thank you, Jae! The work you put into this design is most definitely appreciated.
(Edited 12/23 to add blocking photo.)