Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Tail of Two Icarus Shawls

My friend Kim sent me the book "The Best of Interweave Knits" for a gift last March. She wanted me to knit the famed Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton, which she was also working on. Kim knits a lot faster than I do, but I'm almost as obsessed as she is with knitting, so I gave it a whirl. It was definately harder than she said, but it was also more addictive than she bothered to mention.

This first shawl, I made for Ev out of Suri Elegance. Only one problem. I ran out of yarn! Thankfully, the ladies at my LYS dug through the shop and found this nice complimentary silvery gray. I can't remember what yarn it is, but I'm eternally thankful to the ladies of Fresh Purls.

Having succeeded in saving the first Icarus shawl, I had the crazy thought that my sister Lisa could use one to keep her warm in her freezing school nurse's office. (Strange place to not heat.) So I set out to make her one in Rowan Kidsilk Night. Not having learned my lesson, I ran out of yarn again! I did manage to find another skein on E-bay, and it even turned out to be the right dye lot. Another shawl saved!

What are the odds I'll buy enough yarn for the next one? Maybe I should try a different pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm the "Ev" in the picture of the first shawl (purple & silver) that was "missing" some yarn. If she wouldn't have mentioned it to me, I would have thought it was done this way intentionally. It is beautiful! It is warm! I love it!


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