Monday, July 17, 2006

Finished!!

(cross-posted on my blog)

I finished Sunday afternoon.



As I've said before, this was my first lace project. This was also the first time I've used blocking wires. I got a set at my LYS Y2Knit. I had heard people talking about how expensive blocking wires can be so I was a little apprehensive but they were only $25 for a complete set.



Susan, the owner, and I looked at my remaining yarn while I was there and she estimated that I wouldn't have enough to finish. She gave me another ball and told me to bring back what I didn't use. I ran out a little over half-way through the bind-off. I did a combination of the a spit and a russian join. It held during the blocking without any trouble so I think it will be fine.



I didn't have to stretch it to get to 72" wide and 36" down the center. It was plenty big. There are a few mistakes and twisted stitches but all-in-all I am very, very happy. Thanks to you, Miriam for creating this beautiful pattern and thanks to all the knitters in this KAL for all their advice and encouragement.

Info:
Icarus Shawl
Pattern by Miriam Felton
Published in Interweave Knits - Summer 2006
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr 50% merino/50% silk, approx. 980 yds.
Started: May 21, 2006
Finished: July 16, 2006

Editted to add:
Thanks for all the nice comments! I really enjoyed knitting this, my first lace project.

15 comments:

froggy_dear said...

You did a beautiful job! I'm stalled out in the edging, but I think you've given me some inspiration to move on.

Lovely color, too. :)

wenders said...

This is just amazing! I am still on the straight part (repeat 4!) but this is inspiring...! Congrats!

Helen said...

I was about to start a different piece of lace but these Icaruses are very tempting and yours looks particularly beautiful. It's quite lovely: you must be so pleased with it.

carrie and brent said...

Very beautiful! I love how it looks in that color. I can't wait to get to the edging :)

Nonnahs said...

Congrats! It's beautiful!

Crazy About Sox said...

Very beautiful! I was wondering if someone could help me... I have a friend that would love to try this pattern, I am looking to get it and all the yarn needed to make it for her as a present. Where can I find the pattern? Or can someone please e-mail it to me? Thanx a bunch

Tisha
Pwc0822@aol.com

Maureen said...

It's beautiful! I love your choice of colour.

I must run out and buy some blocking wires. The thought of how many pins I'd need scares me ;)

Kristen said...

G O R G E O U S !!!!!


That looks beautiful.

Stunning!

Sue said...

It's beautiful. Which color Zephyr is that? Ladyslipper?

RunsWithTrowels said...

beautiful job! i love the color, & i am sure that the "mistakes" will never be found by anyone but you.
Y2Knit is an awesome store, & i love her customer service. i was crushed when my parents moved from hagerstown to alaska... no more weekend trips to y2knit for me!

Kim said...

Thanks for the compliments. To answer some of your questions:

runswithtrowels: Wow! Alaska, that's quite a change. Did they finally get sick of hazy, hot, and humid?

sue: I'm not sure the ball bands had a color name written on them. Susan said she wound them off a cone.

crazy about socks: I added the pattern information to my post. That issue of Interweave Knits is still in the stores.

froggy_dear: Will you please put finished by my name on the members list. My name is Kim and I think I'm the only Kim on the list.

Thanks again to everyone, Kim

Kel said...

Very pretty! And wonderful photos, too!

Kate A. said...

Gorgeous!! I love the pink -- now I need a shawl in pink, too! Anyway, congratulations!

I have to get me some blocking wires. Your points look much neater than mine...

JANET said...

beautiful!
you may have mentioned it in a previous post, but what size needles did you use?

christine said...

Beautiful! A magnificent shawl for your first lace piece!
Congratulations!!!