Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lace Lessons

I'm not going to claim victory over the yarnover, because that would be just asking the knitting goddess to smack me down hard, and I have way too far to go to risk that at this stage of the game. But look!

There is noticeable progress, and as far as I can tell, there are no remaining mistakes. (Ripping and re-knitting six times will do that for you.) I just finished Chart One--for the first time. I now have to repeat it five more times. And then there are three more charts. But I am still proud.

I am also in denial about the eventual edging, which looks way more complicated than the simple yarnovers and decreases that have befuddled me thus far, but that is a discussion for another day. For now, I'm going to celebrate by petting the angora I have in mind for my next project.

11 comments:

Maureen said...

The edging is not as difficult as it first looks - AND it's welcome relief from the tedium of the rest of the shawl.

sophanne said...

That looks great. I see your 6 redos and raise you... just kidding- I hope.

That really looks great. Perhaps some sort of sacrificail offering to the Knitting Goddess might help.

Romi said...

It's looking great! By the time you get to the border, you'll be used to knitting the lace and you won't have a problem. :) I love that shawl.

Kristin said...

it looks really good!!

Suzanne said...

Great job!

Laura said...

It looks great! I'm thinking of starting an Icarus myself. And I agree with Romi ... by the time you get to the border it will be a piece of cake.

Faith! said...

Ooh, I just realized we totally swapped laughs at each other's miseries! Virtual friendships rock.

Gail said...

Hi,

I got your email about the I15 corridor knitting group and I can't find it anymore. Can you email the date and time? I think it's today.

My email is gail_del_rosario@hotmail.com

thanks and i hope to meet you there.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

And you should be proud - it's beautiful!

Karen said...

Yay! It's looking good! Pretty soon you'll be knitting this in your sleep. :)

Patty said...

That looks amazing! You are my knitting hero! My forays into lace (twice) were with MUCH thicker yarn (more like DK weight) so, the fact that you're seeing progress on that thread, is very impressive.