Friday, May 12, 2006

On the road again

But before we go, an update or two. I've been steadily working on the Regia t-top. It's coming along nicely, even though I've had to take it easy. My right wrist has been bothering me a bit again, so I knit for a bit, then take a break. I'm forcing myself to do that.

Anyway, here's a picture of where I'm at right now. This will be my "car project". We'll be on the road a long time this weekend, so I need a travel project. Fairly mindless. I'll still be able to keep my eyes on the scenery.

By now, you all know that I simply can't have less than six projects on the needles at any given time (give or take three or four projects). To that end...

Oh, that Interweave Knits! They went and put this little beauty in the Summer 06 issue and do you honestly think I could resist it? I mean, I have other shawl patterns. I have at least three of Evelyn Clark's patterns through Fibertrends. I have the yarn to do at least two of them. But IK had to go and put this one in this issue. I love it!

It's simple, yet very elegant. They've done it in a lace-weight alpaca. Mine's in Skacel's Merino Lace, a lace-weight merino. Very nice to knit with. And so far, it's a simple knit. I was almost tempted to take it on the road with me, but that could be tempting fate, wouldn't you agree?

Now, did you really think I'd just leave you with a picture of a blob of lace knitting? Naw, I wouldn't do that. Here's what Icarus looks like stretched out. So far, I've done Chart 1 and one of five repeats of rows 19-42.

This part is fairly repetitive and easy to remember. Charts 3, 4 and 5 are a little more involved. Starting this one made me realize just how much I really do enjoy lace knitting. I think I'd take lace over colour-work any day. Already I'm impatient to see it blocked.

Now, I need to go put gas in the car, then pack everything up for this road trip. As soon as John's off for the day, we're heading out. Hopefully, he'll be able to get off a little earlier than he has been. I'll "see" you all next week.

Oh, before I forget, to all of you mother's out there, I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. pretty
    I want to attempt a shawl, I handdye lace weight yarn but I haven't started one yet.