Monday, November 27, 2006

FO: Icarus

Stats: Icarus from Interweave Knits Summer 2006 by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Skacel Merino Lace in Cranberry
Needles: Addi Turbos size 3
Start date: October 30
End Date: November 22

I think this was one of the fastest knits I have ever done. From start to finish, it was just over three weeks. I think the fact that the pattern was so easy was such a help to me. After the first day of knitting, and first pattern repeat, I didn't have to refear to the chart again until I was on Chart 2. I did find a bunch of mistakes in my work after I was done with this, snags that didn't block out, SSK and K2togs that were backwards, but I am not going to let them bug me, and nag at me, keeping me up late at night any more.

I did let C help me unpin in Friday night, and he had a blast pulling up all the pins. I guess that means that I can't do any major blocking while he is awake or around.

The shawl did keep me nice and warm in the chilly banquet hall where R had her wedding (which was so beautiful!)

I did cast on for PFS on Wednesday night, and I am on chart 4 right now. This was taken 24 hours ago when I was just starting chart 3. So far PFS is a lot of fun, and I can see myself knitting another one for me. I do hope it doesn't turn out as large as Icarus, since D is so tiny


Rosemary said...

Hi, surfed in through Miriam's blog. Lovely finish on Icarus. I love the color.

Just wanted to give you a head's up on the Peacock Feathers shawl. It is huge. Much bigger than Icarus is, I'm sure. I just finished knitting mine in October I think and even though I went down a needle size in hopes of making it smaller, it still was nearly 80 inches across the top.

Lovely pattern though. My absolute favorite design I've seen so far.

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Kessa said...

Love the sheer-ness of the shawl, esp in st st. ;)