Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My first post here, though I've been working on Icarus for several weeks now. I am finally into the fifth repeat of chart one, but progress is very, very slow. I hate to work only part of a row, so I don't pick it up unless I'm fairly certain I can complete at least one whole row in a sitting.










I do love the pattern. It is easy enough to knit without being boring. As I am sure you have all encountered, the rows are a tad bit LONG. Can't wait until it's done!
I am using Alpaca With a Twist, Fino, 70% baby alpaca 30% silk, color #0098. It is beautiful to work with. It is light and airy but has a nice weight to it as well. Very enjoyable!

4 comments:

Betsey said...

I *know* what you mean! I'm about 8 rows away from going on to the lace charts - and the rows are longer and longer! I took it to our local stitch & bitch and managed only 6 rows in 2.5 hours! I realize that when I go to the lace - they'll get much bigger - but at least I'll be closer to the end! Keep going!

FairyGodKnitter said...

Even though the rows get longer on the lace charts, they will seem to go much quicker as the pattern emerges. Hang in there, it's worth it.

Kristen said...

Ooh, that's the yarn I'm using too. It is lovely to work with, but I'm afraid I'm about to run out. I have an 875 yard skein, but with 20 rows to go, the ball is a little too small.

eastman72 said...

I am desperate to find another ball or skein of color 0098 to finish a sweater. It seems to be out of stock everywhere. Any ideas? Thanks, Sherri