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June 25, 2012
Handspun Suri Silk Peacock Lace

I started this scarf in May of 2010 so it is a 2+ year WIP - I let it languish for months at a time and then brought it out of hiding for awhile only to let it slide back into oblivion again. A few weeks ago, I joined the TTL Mystery Lace Shawl KAL and decided that in order to start that project, I needed to finish Peacock! Now there was an actual time limit since I didn't want to get behind on the Mystery clues. Despite many last minute problems - I DID IT!!! Yahoo!

This is where is started 2 years ago - gorgeous Suri Silk sent from Jody at Hubbert Farms - felt like I was spinning my own hair - spun a very loose 2 ply - so shiny and gorgeous. If you click the lower right picture you will see the amazing halo on this yarn.

surisilk
Suri Silk Suri Silk

I've never met a Nancy Bush pattern that I didn't love!

Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf

Pattern: Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush
Yarn: 3.1 ounces 2 ply laced weight handspun fawn Suri Silk (87 grams) - fiber from Hubbert Farms
Needles: US 3
Size: 14" X 54"

But it didn't come without hardship - from 7 stitch nupps all along the way, to major surgery at the end. I completed the top edging of the scarf and grafted all 81 stitches . Celebrated finishing it and held it out to admire and instantly got sick - I quickly recognized that the 2 ends didn't match at all - not even close! I had done the entire top edging in stockinette lace and it was supposed to be in garter lace. I truly felt ill and my instinct was to just let it go - forget it - I had been with this scarf too long already, but I didn't do that. I won't go into all the details, but I was unable to unravel and my only option was to cut it off, knit another edging (had JUST enough yarn) and reattach. DONE!!!

Peacock Surgery
grafting

It was worth it :)

Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf

and since I spent so much time on nupps, I want you to see them :)

Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf Peacock Lace

Not a great blocking job on the side edges - I was way too impatient to put the wires through all those tiny holes - may have to do it again....or not.

Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf

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