Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Uh Oh!

You know how every knitter seems to find what their "calling" is when it comes to knitting? You know, some are sock knitters and others are sweater knitters? Well I think my calling is lace shawl knitting. I don't know exactly what it is, but I seem to absolutely love knitting this type of project. Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy knitting everything else, but lately it seems this has been what is calling me. I am excited to share with you the latest installment on Icarus.

Look at the close-up of the lace pattern! This has actually been a piece of cake even despite working over 400 stitches per row.

Doesn't it look like a beautiful angel wing? This is what I thought when I laid it down to photograph.

So what's with the "uh oh"? Well I am ONLY 10 rows away from finishing this baby. Unfortunately I have run out of yarn. I got OHHHH SOOOO close to the finish line. Right now I am in a holding pattern until I hear back from the friend I am knitting this for about acquiring more yarn. I had a total of 720 yards and need only a squidge more! Boo Hoo.


  1. Me too lately. Laceweight calls my name and I'll keep cranking out forest canopy shawls until my skills catch up with my goals!

  2. I concur. Lace knitting is fulfilling on so many fronts. I like watching the shawl grow from those few stitches to the final count that you can wrap up in. A shawl knits relatively quick and you don't have to drop a bundle in order to knit something lovely and warm!

    Icarus looks angelic!

  3. Awww man!! That sucks that you ran out of yarn. But, it looks really gorgous. I can't wait to see what you will knit next.