Friday, 15 March 2013

Oh, So Pretty

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*

20 comments:

  1. OMG! 3 days? Amazing. It's gorgeous.

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  2. Oh that is gorgeous! You're going to have to knit more lace in pastels:)

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  3. It's amazing Nat!!!!!!!!! And if someone showed my this FO and asked who made it, I would NEVER have thought it was yours, being all fancy and pastel-coloured and all! Wow! All that's missing is an action pic! :D
    xxxx

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  4. Wow!!! I love it, both the colors and the pattern. And I totally understand not being a pastel girl, but with this, its so pretty you cant resist!

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  5. That is so pretty. Welcome to the lace addicts club.

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  6. 3 days and no mistakes? That is amazing! I love it :)

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  7. absolutely stunning!! I love the yarn and the pattern together.

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  8. Lovely! And a very interesting read. My enthusiasm for lace projects tends to wane as the rows get longer so this pattern may be just the ticket :)

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  9. Oooo. That skein definitely wanted to be a shawl. So wonderful of you to be accommodating.

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  10. Wait, wait, wait...it only took you *three* days. My first shawl took me three YEARS (and it still hasn't been blocked). ::sigh::

    You are much cooler than I.

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  11. Gorgeous. Sometimes it is good to try colours outside one's comfort zone. Well done on super speedy pretty lace!

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  12. That's beautiful and so quick.

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  13. So beautiful! Perfect match of yarn to pattern.

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  14. Oh my, that is gorgeous! Lace and pink, two of my favorite things...

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  15. The shawl looks gorgeous - and I'm in awe of your 3 day turnaround! :o I'm very much a lazy knitter and I dread to think how long that would have taken me. :p lol

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  16. Your peacock shawl is beautiful! Hooray for no mistakes! You are an expert lace knitter.

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  17. Squee!!! What a stunner!!!
    –Cassandra

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