Thursday, June 08, 2006

I’m done!!


Here it is, blocked. Lots more pictures (LOTS!) are on my blog. It’s taking up our entire living room (and we live in a 1-br apartment, so this really means something). The hardest part by far of the whole project was the blocking – next time I make a shawl, I’ll be sure to have blocking wires. Everything else was easy, though. I think it helps me a lot that each new part of the pattern grows in a straight line from the previous rows, so that I found I caught mistakes quickly because they looked wrong right away. I think I had three mistakes that I didn’t catch in time to tink back to in the same row. These I fixed by dropping a few rows down when I got to that place. Now that it’s blocked, I can’t find any obvious mistakes. But it’s pretty obvious from the photos that I’m blocking it in lines that are not terribly straight!

Now my obsession is over, and for the first time in days, I can think about something other than Icarus. My husband is very relieved. :-)


-Kate from NYC

11 comments:

Inky said...

Kate!!! I cannot believe how quickly Icarus worked up for you. And how lovely it turned out. Your color and mine appear very similar, and it's great to see how it will look. I love it, love it!! Great job.

froggy_dear said...

It looks gorgeous! COngratulations!

Sophie_vf said...

fantastic - that was a great (and fast) job! It's really motivating to see one completed.

Sophie_vf said...

oh - and goodbye poofy breeches :)

rincaro said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous!

Kim said...

Inky, it's lovely! I wish I could knit as fast and as well as you. Congradulations and I can't wait to see you model it for us.

Kim said...

Sorry, I meant Kate not Inky.

Sarah said...

LOVELY. That looks so great blocked out.

I can't wait to finish.

Monica said...

So Lovely!!! I can't wait to start!

Carol in NJ said...

It is pretty - congrats! I am more determine to complete my shawl.

Carol

christine said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Great color!!!!!