Sunday, April 29, 2007

Icarus, before blocking

As requested by our friend miss ewe, here are some pics of Icarus (from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006), in various stages. It's amazing what one can accomplish when one should be writing term papers and studying for final exams...

Knit with Misti Alpaca on my new Addi Lace needles. Still waiting to be blocked - you'd think I'd have done something about that on my week off between classes and CPE, but nope!

Day 1
Icarus, Day 1

Growing
Icarus Grows

Complete! (But in Need of Blocking)
Icarus Complete

Close-up of the Pre-Blocked Edge
Icarus Edge

Gratutious Cat Photo
HoldingHands

7 Comments:

Blogger miss ewe said...

Awesome... hey, is Dizzy holding paws with Ella in that picture? Attention Slut! I thought he was *my* boyfriend!

April 30, 2007 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Yeah, they're holding paws. But it was a long time ago, when the three of us lived in North Bay, before he knew you... ;)

April 30, 2007 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous beachpsalms said...

There are days when some meandering clicking results in a wonderful find. First of all, I can't believe you've knit Icarus! I knit the Flower Basket shawl this spring, and am still not sure about tackling Icarus.

You may remember me as the out of town diaconal student knitting in a couple of your classes a year ago. (Michelle)

May 3, 2007 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hi, Michelle! Wow - it's great to "hear" from you. :)

You know, if it weren't for you, I never would have started knitting during classes this year. I made about 4 pairs of socks during the winter term. So thank you!

Tackle Icarus! He's lovely! ;)

Jen

May 6, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
Anonymous michelle said...

The wonderful thing about knitting during class is the consistent sense of accomplishment - even if I'm not sure what I learned!

One of our final year assignments at CCS is biographies of diaconal ministers. Three of us tackled slightly different aspects of Dr. Katharine Hockin - who worked overseas in China, and also in Canada. She was well known for knitting her way through endless church meetings. One afternoon, we were working on some piece of diaconal history, and realized - there were three students knitting during the session, and all it was the three Hockin biographers. We were quite amused.

I'll definitely consider tackling Icarus as my next big project. Right now I'm working on a mostly stockinette shrug - good for being preoccupied with fretting about settlement, and my next project is a knitted womb for a friend who is considering a hysterectomy. (from knitty).

May 8, 2007 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Your Icarus is beautiful! I have been working on mine for quite a while now, but I hope to finish soon. It's such a nice pattern.

May 9, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
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