Hello, hello! I started Icarus over the weekend, and have been a bit obsessed with working on it ever since. I'm very glad to hear about this knitalong, because my husband is getting a little bored hearing me gush about the pattern. This is my first project using lace-weight yarn (it's Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud, color Horizon)--and it took experiments with four or five patterns before I found one that I could handle. The K7's are much more approchable than a busier pattern, and it's easy to see if I'm putting the yarn overs in the right place because of the simple diagonal lace lines. Hopefully by the time I hit the fancier edging I will not be intimidated by a more complicated chart!
I'm through the setup and two repeats of the last half of chart one--which seems like a lot, but I'm noticing the rows are getting longer! I think the next three repeats will take much more time.
I usually don't knit this fast, but my classes just finished a week ago, and I am enjoying the extra knitting time. Hopefully (for my wallet at least) I will find a job soon, and then the knitting will slow again.