Thursday, December 28, 2006

This is Icarus #2 for me. This one, like the last is also a gift, ( I will one day make one for myself). I'm also using HPY lace wt again. I really like there yarn!!! I'm on the 2nd repeat of chart 1. I need to have this finished by the end of the month.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Congrats to Carrie (aka YarnMagnet) for a beautiful finished Icarus! Check it out at her blog.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Here's a bit of Icarus progress. I'm onto chart 3 now.

Friday, December 15, 2006

I'm sure it's obvious, but I'm on a bit of a lace knitting binge at the moment. I feel like lace knitting (and any small needle knitting, it it comes to that) is real value for money. Plus, I enjoy it. Most recently, I bought some yarn for the Icarus Shawl featured in the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. The pattern's by the most talented Miriam Felton. She's also selling copies of the pattern on her web site.

The yarn is Suri Elegance (in Cordovan) which I bought from Alpaca Yarn company (this is the yarn recommended in the pattern). It's beautifully soft, with a lovely, rich color. The thing that I'm most excited about in this shawl, though, is the curvilinear effect in the edging. It's not particularly obvious in the magazine pictures, and I'm not sure it will be obvious with this particular yarn (although I'll know it's there, which is really all that counts). It's pretty clear in some of Miriam's photos, though. I love it when something as simple as knitting produces something as striking as this.

Edited to add (6 Dec 2006): Miriam has some errata posted on her weblog.

Cross-posted on What Katie Did.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

why does it tease me so?

Just when I thought I had finished the first repeat of Chart 1, I find a mistake. Two mistakes. Three. And I Can't Fix It by laddering!!!

One of my new sets of increases only has 7. Another has the appropriate 8. But two others are stuck with 6 even after doing an extra row...

I am going to to have to frog back about 5 or 6 rows at least. *sigh*
Hi. I have finally finished my shawl. Well, I finished it last week, but I haven't posted the pics in my blog until now. So, please, have a look. I have really enjoyed it: I mean, both knitting and belonging to this, my first KAL (and, I am sure, neither one will be my last).