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