Friday, April 18, 2008

In the beginning...

The wedding isn't until the end of August of this year, but I've started the Rebecca's Icarus Wedding Shawl this week. I figured that I'd start early just in case I run into any snags along the way. After all, it is my first big lace project.

So far, I'm only 16 rows in. I'm not a big fan of charts but at least it's easy to memorize at this point of the pattern. It's just really slow going. I wonder if I'll pick up some speed as I get more used to knitting lace on such a grand scale.
In other knitting-related news, since I'm on a self-inflicted yarn diet I've decided to purchase these to make me feel better! They'll be here next week!!! I've wanted them for awhile but couldn't justify the purchase when I already own a Denise set and a companion set. I still can't justify it but I was dying to buy something for my knitting obsession!
Ok, that might be it for now. Hopefully I work up the courage to steek my Wicked Cardi this weekend. The button band are done and waiting to be seamed on. We'll see.


Melissa said...

Looks like you are off to a great start!

RandomRanter said...

Looks good. I have both the Denise and the Knitpicks. There actually is a good reason - slippier fibers are a little easier to manage on wood, which tends to have more grab than plastic. And vice versa. So there. And they are pretty!

Abby said...

I had to laugh over your hope that the Icarus shawl may go faster. If it is like most shawls, the pattern begins at the top and center, which means each row gets longer and longer and l-o-n-g-e-r. Your lace stitches per minutes may increase, but the stitches per row will too. That said, the results are well worth the effort. You are smart to start it early. Good luck!

Team Knit ! said...

It's a great idea that you are starting early! Probably better to try and get it finished months earlier than to be up late during the nights leading up to the
wedding, trying to finish it!