Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hello all, newbie here (and KAL virgin).

I've decided to make (or become obsessed with making- tough line to draw) Icarus out of some Hand Maiden Lace Silk in the Bronze colourway. I fell in love with the shawl when it first came out but never thought that I'd actually make it since I had sooooo many other projects on the go and I wasn't sure what I would do with a lace shawl. A quick trip to the Downtown Knit Collective's Knitter's Frolic here in Toronto, threw all of that calm rational thought out of the window and I found myself clutching these beauties:

A small apartment yarn acquisition rule I have: never buy yarn that has no purpose. Quickly racking my brain, I remembered Icarus and thought that it would be a beautiful pattern to set off the variegation in the yarn. Like magic, there was a copy of the Summer '06 Interweave next to me where I could check the yarn requirements. Needless to say that I was off.

I've been trying to get some projects off the needles before plunging into this one. After about two weeks, I couldn't wait anymore. Here's the little that I have so far.

I was reading an earlier post where someone was trying to use Handmaiden for her Icarus and it was pooling badly. Hopefully I won't have the same problem since, at this point, I love this yarn so much I could cry.

Happy knitting,


Miriam said...

Hi Amanda, I think that your colorway is subtle enough that it shouldn't be a problem even if it DOES pool a little.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Sian said...

What a stunning colour. I'm waiting for my yarn, champing at the bit! Have fun with yours.

Nicole said...

Looks lovely, Amanda! And that's a great color for Icarus. Enjoy it. and welcome! It's fun to knit, especially when you like the yarn.

soCherry said...

Beautiful yarn - stunning! I can't wait to see how your Icarus progresses.

beapea said...

I agree - the colorway is gorgeous. It's going to be amazing!

Ms. M said...

What a gorgeous colourway. Can't wait to see how it knits up!