Wednesday, September 12, 2007


This must have been the longest shawl-in-progress...ever! All my own doing, of course. I started my Icarus, named Carmelita, a looong time ago. Last summer, to be exact. However, I put it down for nearly a year, and just started knitting again last month. So while this shawl was technically on the needles since last June, I would approximate the actual knitting time at around 4 months (still pretty pathetic, I know). You can read more about the history of this project on my blog. I'm so excited that I finally finished this shawl!

Even after I was done with the knitting, it was hard to picture what I had on my hands until blocking began. Blocking is fun!

This was an admittedly (and somewhat embarrassingly) frustrating process for at times, but I was determined to finish this shawl one day...even if it killed me. Now that all is said and done, I am able to look back on the journey with fondness and a great sense of accomplishment. I know it's just a little lace shawl, but it's a pretty big deal to me.

The end result is so rewarding. I love this shawl. Leftover proof of mistakes and all. I'll wear it with pride.

Thanks again, Miriam, for such a great pattern, and thanks to everyone on the KAL for sharing your inspiring shawls!


Helen said...

It looks heavenly, so light and almost frothy. What yarn did you use? I don't think a year is a long time; after all, I haven't even started mine yet.

Nonnahs said...

Thanks, Helen! I used Misti Alpaca Lace. I love that yarn!

Nicole said...

It looks great! Congrats on finishing!

Linz said...

Congrats on finishing!

And mine is still in progress from last summer, so don't fret!

Linz said...

PS. I'm using Misti Alpaca too!!