Monday, July 10, 2006

The process
My Icarus is growing. The journey is slow, but steady, and I'm finding myself learning a lot along the way. Since this is my first lace project, I am learning about lace - and shawl - construction. How stitches work together to create beautiful designs. I'm also learning how to spot mistakes and how to go about trying to fix them. I am learning to be patient. To slow down. Normally I would dive in and try to figure it all out on my own, but if there's one thing about me, I know my limitations. I learned early on that I need to take it slow and be cautious. I am not at all above relying on many stitch markers and frequent lifelines. I've come to realize that this project, more than just being a pretty shawl for me to wear eventually, is really much more about the process. So, the shawl continues to grow, and I continue to learn.

8 comments:

Kristen said...

what yarn is that? it is GORGEOUS in colour. I wanted to do an apple green Icarus, but instead I have a hot pink one.


Love it, Love it.

wenders said...

I agree - I LOVE the color. And need to put lifelines in mine...soon!

sandy said...

That is beautiful. What yarn and which color are you using? oh and the needle size and company?

Thanks it's really gorgoeus.

merlinthecat said...

I love the color!!!!

Sarah said...

OMG. I love that green color!

LOVE IT!

Nonnahs said...

Thanks so much for all the compliments! I'm using Misti Baby Alpaca Lace in Maize (7300) on #3 Inox grey needles. The color is much more subdued when not backlit by the sunlight (more of a pear color) but I love it nonetheless. :)

The Purloined Letter said...

What a lovely post about the process!

Catherine said...

Hey hey! We're using same yarn and same color! :D I *adore* this color!