I'm talking about Icarus, of course.
I'm on row 14 of the 4th and final 24-row chart. Almost done, right? It's a cruel, cruel illusion. Although I have only 11 more rows of the chart (including row 14--I can add that high), plus five rows of edging, plus the truly frightening cast-off row, each row is now more than 500 stitches long. I know I've calculated how many hours this should take me, but I've entered some sort of time warp, and I'm not sure I can knit my way out.
So, for distraction on my actual birthday, which was Sunday, we went to the San Diego Zoo. It's one of my favorite places in the world, and I've been hundreds of times. My parents used to take us every weekend when I was a kid, and now I take my kids. A lot. See how enthusiastic they are?
Although the little one really enjoyed hugging the sheep in the petting zoo.
I did put some thought into how I could smuggle one home, but with a husband and two big dogs, the bed is already pretty crowded.
We returned home to my newly-renovated knitting spot.
Isn't it lovely? I'm really pleased with the new slipcovers, and especially with the fact that they are washable! Here's the wide view. I had to shoo the dogs off to get this shot, so look fast, before they jump back up.