Friday, October 12, 2007

FO: Icarus!

Pattern: Icarus by Miriam L. Felton (Fall 2006 Interweave Knits)

Yarn: Just over two skeins Little Knits Indie II (50/50 cashmere silk) in Natural

Needles: Addi Turbo size 3

This was my first real lace project; I have certainly done lace stitches before, but this was my first project using laceweight yarn and tiny needles. Despite the many, many delays and disasters I experienced while working on this project, the final result is everything I hoped it would be. Although I know the recipient, who is not a knitter and doesn't do any sort of handwork, will have no idea what went into making this, I do think she will appreciate the gift--and I will be proud to give it. And it's ready in time for the bridal shower!

32 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh Suzanne, it's absolutely beautiful!! You're friend is sure to be thrilled.

I just read your previous post and got quite a chuckle out of
"Mom? I can't find my jockstrap and cup!"
"Check my purse."

janet said...

Your friend is so very, very lucky. I think the shaw is stunning - you look great modeling it.
Too bad you can't clone it and have one for yourself.
Congratulations on a job well done!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I just commented regarding that shawl. And it's done! And it looks fantastic. Lucky, lucky friend. Are you experiencing separation anxiety with it? Knit one for yourself!

You should try the Shetland Triangle, if you want to do another shawl. It's a great little pattern.

- MJ

Viktoria said...

It's wonderful! I bet it feels great to be done with it now after all that hard work! very beautiful... hmmm...i think i just might have to knit this shawl myself...

Rachel said...

Congratulations! It looks absolutely beautiful!

Tammy said...

Oh! It's gorgeous! I feel like we should celebrate... pop open a bottle of champagne or something.

Congratulations!!

Linda said...

It's stunning! Congratulations on knitting a shawl anyone would be thrilled to wear.

Sarah said...

It's stunning! I'm sure your friend will love it!

uberstrickenfrau said...

WOW! You are now in the ranks with the likes of Yarn Harlot and such masters!

Suzanne said...

Oh my! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is just beautiful! Your friend will love it!

MelissaKnits said...

Don'tcha just feel all proud!?!?!?! because you should!

Kristin said...

It is perfection!! Good, good work.
You have definitely eared a glass of champagne at the shower. (Best get yourself a DD)

Sharon said...

Huzzah! It's astonishingly beautiful. You are a lace knitting studmeistress and I am in awe.

knottykitty said...

The shawl is breathtaking! It looks gorgeous and flawless!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hooray, you did it!!

Romi said...

It is stunning on you! You look gorgeous. :)

Mother of Chaos said...

Oooooooooo!!!!! That is just...wow.

sophanne said...

Congratulations! your persistence is amazing! The shawl looks great.

Schmutzie said...

That is a absolutely gorgeous piece of work. I am still at the knit/purl scarf stage of knitting, so I, for one, can appreciate what went into that.

Sarah said...

OMG! That is absolutely stunning.

marit said...

Stunning! You've done a great job on this!

Patty said...

Gorgeous! Both you and the shawl look stunning. Congratulations on meeting your timeline! I'm sure Icarus will be a hit at the bridal shower.

Karen said...

You finished with time to spare! It came out really beautiful Suzanne. This must be a really, really good friend you are giving Icarus to after all that went into it. She is very lucky...for Icarus and you.

Steph B said...

Mmmmmm, luscious, lacy perfection. Way to go.

Fancy Pants said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I've been considering doing this shawl and it is now definitely on my to-knit list. So pretty.

Angelika said...

Icarus looks great. We all knew you could do it, with or without the conter. Did you ever find it?

Kim said...

Hot damn!!! You finished it! It looks absolutely beautiful! After going through hell & back with this shawl, I don't know if I could give it away. I'm sure your friend will be crazy for Icarus.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Finished and with time to spare. It is gorgeous, congratulations!

Rachel said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I know it's been a hard road getting to this point, but I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with the shawl. Time to knit something for yourself now!

Quail Hill Knits said...

And to think....I actually got yo touch that beauty. You did yourself proud. Your friend should be thrilled.

a friend to knit with said...

perfectly fabulous!
such a lucky lucky girl....
it looks soooo good on you....how about another?

Claudia said...

This is just breath-taking. Beautiful work - your friend is very lucky, I hope she knows that!