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June 12, 2007

From Susan — The Peacock

Filed under: Peacock Shawl -- Susan's — lv2knit @ 1:57 am

I have been knitting away on Peacock and loving it.  I don’t know why I am enjoying this so much.  I think it is the feel of the yarn, the sheer brilliance of the pattern, and the fact that each row is different and seems to go quickly despite the number of sts.

Here is a progress shot:


And another:


I am probably about 8-10 rows from the bind off.  I say “bind off” but it is really a “crochet off.”  I am not the best crocheter to say the least, so I expect that phase to take a while :).

Tomorrow evening (or actually THIS evening, since it is well after midnight), I am teaching a class that I did not know spaced out about until 10 minutes ago!  Ruh roh!!  I did not have it on my calendar and the class is full.  It is the I-cord class, which is a ton of fun, but I’m not prepared.  I’ll need to get up early and pack my stuff — so off to bed I go!


  1. 8 to 10 rows? But it has barely been a month and you’ve worked on other things! Amazing!

    Comment by Marina — June 12, 2007 @ 6:35 am

  2. From Susan to Marina: that’s quite a compliment coming from the fastest knitter I know! Little Miss “finish-the-body-of-a-fair-isle-sweater-in-a-week” Marina!!

    Comment by lv2knit — June 12, 2007 @ 7:55 am

  3. Susan- Great pattern, great yarn, Knitting Kismet!

    Comment by Lorraine — June 12, 2007 @ 8:47 am

  4. Wow! The Peacock is looking great. See you this evening in class.

    Comment by Julie — June 12, 2007 @ 9:02 am

  5. Peacock is a very pretty pattern. You’re so close to finishing and I can’t wait to see it blocked.

    Comment by Jewel — June 12, 2007 @ 11:26 am

  6. Almost there! Go go go! (The crochet edging is just chain stitch. You don’t even need to worry about gauge, just add or subtract the number of chains as needed.)

    Comment by June — June 12, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  7. The crocheted edge goes quickly, unlike the Eternity Border on the Cap Shawl.

    Comment by surly — June 12, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  8. I’ve been known to deliberately slow down on a project I’m enjoying, just to prolong the pleasure. Why can’t every project be a sheer joy?

    Comment by LaurieM — June 12, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  9. What?! I miss a couple of days on Bloglines and you’re nearly done with this lovely Peacock? Nice…

    Comment by Karen B. — June 15, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

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