The Peacock Feathers Shawl is done!
After a clumsy crochet cast off, there was a quick soak in some Lavender-scented Eucalan and then lots of pinning onto the blocking board. I used my make-shift blocking wires for the top line of the shawl. The individual loops at the bottom edge of the shawl had to be pinned out individually. I was not a perfectionist here. Alas, as much as I love my blocking board, it’s not big enough for shawls. I have three towels placed at the edges of the board in a sad attempt to extend the area.
Peacock Feathers Shawl:
As mentioned by many, many knitters before, Fiddlesticks patterns have large, clear charts and very well-written directions. The crochet cast off was easy with Dorothy’s inclusion of a step-by-step photo instruction page.
The only one time I really goofed was when I brought my shawl with me to dinner but forgot the chart up in my office… I attempted to engage in dinner conversation while knitting and also trying to channel Dorothy Siemens… hoping that I would be able to figure out some of the non-repeating portion of the pattern just by looking at it. Well, I guess I’m not that “sensitive”, so I have one goofy plume.