Bird’s Eye [Candy] View

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Okay. For all of you nosey and impatient peoples, or for those who just like to gaze upon knitted lace, here:

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Sheesh! You know what that is? That’s a close up of a block party…

Peacock Feathers to be exact.
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Please ignore the shitty pinning job. My queen-sized bed wasn’t quite big enough so I had to improvise.
Stats:
Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl by Fiddlesticks Knitting
Yarn: 4 hanks of Knitpicks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor
Needles: Size 4 cheapy aluminum
Gauge: Uh, yeah….whatever
Thoughts: Wow! This shawl seemed to take forever and a day to knit up. The pattern is rather complicated, therefore kept me engaged almost to the end. If it hadn’t been for a hooker cast-off, it would have had my full attention to the VERY end. It was very well-written, mainly in charts (9 to be exact). Though, in retrospect, not the best choice for my office knitting project. Live and learn. And with all the bitching I’ve done about Knitpicks yarns, I really liked working with the Shimmer, and would again if I ever knit lace ever again, the chances of which, at this point in time, are slim to none. As far as I can tell there are no noticeable errors. And to be honest with you, I’m shocked as hell. Usually I fuck something up.

This shawl is intended for my SIL who lives in Cocoa Beach, FL, so a heavy, warm, suffocating shawl was NOT what I wanted as an end product. Shimmer was the perfect choice. Just check out the drape!
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It’s not done in her favorite color (red) I really hope she likes it.

ETA: I guess my fear that my SIL might not like it is 98% from my own knitting insecurities. Millie is a love. She’s also very crafty, just completing an entirely hand-embroidered Roman eagle table runner for the DH, and I know she has an appreciation for hand-crafted things.

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