A couple of years ago, I picked up the Pretty as a Peacock shawl pattern, with the intention of making it for my mom. I thought of her the instant I saw it, and I knew I had to try. One thing stood in my way: I had never attempted to knit lace before. So I tried a few projects, and finally, I felt comfortable enough to try it out.
With only a month to complete it, I left myself little room for error. Not enough, actually. It's still not finished. But, it's very close. Here are some early photos.
|The pattern at the beginning of the shawl is not |
I think that was the cause of my rough start.
|Here, you can see the first "eye" of the feathers, |
and the smaller feathers at the top of the shawl.
|Check out all the sequins! |
I'm not usually a fan, but I like these.
Mom didn't mind that she couldn't keep it. She's a pretty patient lady.