Wow, those last 12 rows seemed so long!
Yesterday, I finished Chart 4 - and today the last four rows. She's done.
She was about 28 inches down the center line before blocking - after 34 - and almost 70 across the back. I added some carmel brown glass beads the same way that Miriam did on her original Icarus -on the purl stitch above the 4yo's. I'm quite happy about them. Sparkly - but not trashy.
This is the first time I've got to use my new blocking wires - what a treat! Here's a couple of shots:
Can't wait for it to dry and let her fly!
For the knit geek in all of us:
Knit-Wise Cashmere (2ply) 4 - 25g skeins - 800m (only 5 grams left) Garnet Red colour. Made in Scotland - available through YarnForward in Ottawa.
3.25 mm needles - It knits around 30 sts per 4 inches - but softens and relaxes to about 28 after wash.
Unblocked: about 28 inches down center spike - blocked - 34. I could have blocked it *more agressively* to size - but I liked the way it was looking - without being strained.