Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hi, everyone there. My Icarus has just taken off and it's doing well, I think. It is my first lace shawl and my first KAL as well. I am so envious of those who have their shawls finished! I expect to have mine for Christmas or so. I am using Rich Earth lace wool from handpaintedyarn. I began it on monday and, yesterday I did some more knitting after everyone had gone to sleep. I got so involved that when I realized it was 3:00 in the morning. I have been feeling very sleepy throughout the day. I might just go to bed now. G'd knit.

... and Icarus took off

PS: I have made a sheet where I keep track of my Icarus' progress. If it helps you, you can find the pdf-file in my blog.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I have one and a half repeats of Chart 1 to go! I have been trying to do about one repeat of Chart 1 a week, with this project going along on the backburner. I hope to power through the other charts after doodling along for so long.

I hope to finish by Christmas!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ok, it's not much to look at, but I have finally started Icarus in Misti Alpaca laceweight. The colour is a gorgeous sage green, and it's just so soft!

So far, I have gone from this:

To this:

And yes, those balls were wound by hand!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I'm Finished!

Icarus Point

Icarus Detail

Icarus Finished

I used Handpaintedyarn.com Merino Lace yarn and size 4 needles. This was my first lace shawl and first go at lace blocking. I was impatient and put a fan on it full blast and had it dry in just a few hours.
Luckily the weather has just gotten cool enough to wear it. Yay!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Has anyone here joined a Swallowtail Shawl knitalong or started the pattern?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Icarus on hold

I'm putting Icarus away for at least a month. I have a good reason...

my little lady
She made her appearance on Friday at 1:35pm PST after two hours of labour. She was 8lbs 5oz and had all the required bits. We don't have a name yet. That'll come soon.

I'm recovering. Parts that are supposed to be sore still are. Others are getting used to being used again. Big Brother and Big Sister are adjusting. The grandpas have been passing out pink bubble gum cigars. :)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

2nd repeat on chart 1 done!