I should preface this post by mentioning that I don't tend to knit lace, and I don't tend to buy pastel coloured yarns - I'm more of a brights girl ;)
So the shawl I am about to show you for this FO / Creative Friday may come as a bit of a surprise - it certainly did to me *laughs* It started when I bought this yarn from A Stash Addict...
I was drawn to its delicate softness, and when it arrived I knew it wasn't going to be socks. I don't usually have yarn that tells me what it wants to be, but this was adamant it would be lace.
Last weekend, boyfriend and I had a housewarming party, and I decided a week before that, that I wanted a shawl to wear - so this yarn came out of its cosy stashed hiding place and became:
My Pastel Peacock. The Peacock Shawlette pattern starts from the lace, so requires a crazily long cast on - but then it gets faster and faster as you knit it - something I very much liked *laughs* In fact, it was a ridiculously fast project, that only took me 3 days (admittedly I did nothing but knit for much of that time, but that's not really the point).
I am excited to say that there are no mistakes in the lace - a first for me *grins* Usually I have to bodge something somewhere along the way, but this came out perfectly.
The colours are quite hard to capture (aren't they always?!) but the picture below is probably the most accurate. I love how the yarn looks in this pattern, it all fit together just how I wanted it.
All in all, I am in love with this project - it isn't my usual type of thing and that makes it even better I think. Of course now I want to knit all the lace shawls ever, but that's pretty much my way *laughs*