I mentioned yesterday that I am working on the Peacock Feathers Shawl for my Grandma Pfau. Pfau means peacock in German. I had in mind to do a shawl for her anyway, but this winter in a couple weeks time she lost her step-daughter Josie who she was very close to and her oldest son Dick. During this sam etime she also found out that one of her nephews had passed away. So I wanted to give her something to wrap up in and remind herself that she is loved. Grandma has a strong faith which sustains her, but grief is grief and it's never easy.
I'm sorry the picture isn't very good quality. I had a hard time capturing this and finally gave up on getting the color which is a heathered blue with bits of red in it which gives it a purpleish cast. The yarn I am using is Knit Picks Shadow in Jewels Heather. Because I want the shawl to be large enough I am doubling the yarn and using size six instead of size four needles. It's hard to tell from the photo...you know how lace is, a blob until it gets blocked...but I think it will be fine. It will not be quite as dainty and lacy as the original but it will be nice for its purpose. I am nearing the end of chart four but this pattern goes on for quite some time before doing the plumes at the end. Hopefully it won't get too boring. I'm finding it's an easy lace pattern to do because you can see in your knitting what should come next and you can watch the detail unfold before you. Hopefully that will help prevent errors since I am knitting while vegging with the kids as we recover from this yuck!