Monday, June 05, 2006

What Do You Think?

Icarus 6-5-06 row 22
Originally uploaded by Inky Knits.
If you've been following my blog you know my mom had brain surgery to drain a subdural hematoma 5 days ago and we are lucky that she is home today!! she's feeling weak but getting her back home is a huge thing. So thank you for all the good thoughts, keep 'em comin!!

On to Icarus. I had thought to make it from 8/2 Tencel but I did not like the way it knit up, so I started it in a very fine lacewieght Zenga Baruffa merino. I have 1460 yds (100 gram ball) and the yarn used in the IK sample was 875 yds in a 100 gram ball, so mine is almost half as fine. I"m also using size 2 needles instead of size 3.

This image shows where I am on row 22 of chart 1 - do you think it's the right size for being at this point? it' s looking so tiny. The part on the needles is about 6.5 inches wide right now, unstretched. I know I have to do at least one if not two increases to make the shawl bigger than as shown in IK.

So, what do you all think? too tiny? just right? goldilocks needs some help over here :0)


Sophie_vf said...

just right. Pass the oatmeal :)

No, seriously. Mine was tiny like this at first, I think they all are. It'll grow and grow.

Sophie_vf said...

oh - and best wishes to your mom. I hope her recovery is speedy1

Sarah said...

It will definitely grow and you can always do an extra repeat.

As it gets bigger, I estimate the "width" by measuring the top part and adding 1/3 more for blocking.

Looks pretty.

Erin said...

I'm glad your mom's home

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