Saturday, August 13, 2011
Icarus, an epic shawl
On Friday night I finished my Icarus shawl. While working this shawl was never difficult, this project took me two days shy of a month. I don't think anything has ever taken me this long to knit. It was enjoyable pretty much the whole way through and the lace charts were so clear and the pattern so readable, and the repeat so short (only 12 stitches) that I actually could take it out and knit in public until the very end. And the time invested has paid off, because the finished shawl is huge and lovely. Luckily its for my sister-in-law, who is larger than I am. I hope she likes it, because I made it for her based on her asking for something a bit more sedate than the clapotis I made for her last birthday. I'm pretty sure that she was not expecting a full size, lace weight shawl.Still, it will suit her, and it was made with all good wishes in every stitch, and with Blue Moon Fiber arts silk thread, so,what's not to like?