Monday, June 26, 2006

Icarus FINALLY FINISHED!

It took me nearly two months of solid knitting to finish this shawl and I gotta tell you, I am about sick of it!

Here she is pre-blocked.
Close up of the feathers in the preblocked stage.
Taking a bath.
Pinned out in my bedroom.
A full length finished shot.
Here is a close up of the edging with beads.
Now I have to figure out a new project to knit until my Sock Swap yarn arrives. Oh well, I have to finish sewing bags today so...that should take up most of my knitting time.

17 comments:

The Queen said...

She's beautiful. You may be sick of it -- but she'll look perfect around my (I mean your) shoulders! I believe I may start mine in July -- I have promised to make one for my LYS (in exchange for yarn money).

Dejhia said...

Wow. That is amazing.

Mel said...

2 Months? It would've taken anyone else a year. At least! You should be proud. That is a beautiful shawl!

Kirsten said...

It is so beautiful Sarah!! Were the beads hard to place? You do such wonderful work.

Heather said...

Sarah that is just stunning! I can't believe it only took 2 months.

Anonymous said...

Michelle from Knitalittle here,
Way to go, great job. Icarus looks wounderful. I love the color. :)

amanda said...

It looks wonderful! I especially like the beads you added onto the edging -- very nice touch. Now I guess I need to get my behind into gear and co for mine!

African Kelli said...

Work it! Work it! Nice, Sarah. Love the color too!

Kate said...

Wow...............I'm speachless, it's beautiful.

tocspaw said...

It looks gorgeous - I can't believe you've finished it so quickly - it was such a little thing the last time I saw it!

Catherine Kerth said...

WOW! she's beautiful!!!!!! I love the rich color sarah!

Miss Amy said...

I really like the finished look this shawl has. I have yet to try lace work...I have purchased my lace weight baby alpaca but am still a little nervous when it comes to picking out what pattern to start on. I just adore this shawl. The color you chose just makes the pattern pop. Congrats on a job well done! C-ya!

Abigale said...

Wow - beautifully done! My Icarus is still sitting on time out - waiting for me to get back to it. So at least you've accomplished something and actually have an FO!! Whoo hoo for FO's!! It really is beautiful, and that color works very well for it.

Abi

Birdsong said...

Oh, my gosh it is beautiful! I had just decided to add this to my list, and now it may have to move ahead of a few other items. The beads in the edging add a special touch.

Anonymous said...

I love it. The color is just great.

A random lurker from the Ircarus KAL

Jen said...

She turned out lovely! I love the color too!

bradyphrenia said...

wow, it looks so pretty! i love the beads.

i'm an amazing lacer and i just wanted to stop by to say hello. good luck with your projects!