Friday, 12 February 2010

Is Winter Over Yet??

Apparently not.

It's cold, grey and miserable. Again. (Or is that still?)

Still, mustn't grumble and all that. The days are slowly (very slowly) getting longer and at some point surely the sun has got to put in an appearance and the temperature has got to start climbing. Or so I was led to believe in grade school geography lessons.

And of course the cold grey miserable weather does have an upside - it's the perfect excuse for DVD box sets and knitting. (I'm working through the first 5 seasons of Hustle.)(I love a good con.)(Well, in fiction.)(Where the con artists only select evil do-ers and unpleasant greedy creeps as marks.)(Clearly I'm against the general practise in the real world where criminals tend to be less principled.)

While learning the art of the con I finished off the Icarus shawl. (Last Sunday in fact -- but gave up waiting for a bit of sun so I could photograph it!)(See above lament.)


I knit it with 2.5 skeins of Posh Yarn Eva 2ply (about 1000 yards) on 4mm needles.

It's 72 inches across with a drop of 36 inches.
Although many people have complained that knitting the stockinette section was boring I actually found it great DVD knitting and it seemed to work up quite quickly.

Today I made a trip to the post office to pick up the yarn I ordered for the Queen Susan. It's gorgeous and I'm hoping to wind up a skein tonight and cast on over the weekend.

6 comments:

LittleBerry said...

It's a beautiful shawl and colour... have to say all the st-st puts me off it...

Lookign forward to seeing the yarn for Queen Susan...

Jackie said...

You are just an amazing knitter! I love your shawl!

Maureen said...

She's absolutely beautiful...what a magnificent shawl! Best wishes with Queen Susan...that is one project that would completely overwhelm me at this point in my life! I'm anxious to watch your progress...maybe I'll tackle it someday! :)

fleegle said...

I am sure your TQS will be gorgeous!

Viknits said...

Ooooh beautiful - I love your choice of colour!
Can't wait to see Queen Susan on your needles - I really want to do one too but it's going to have to wait while all the other stuff gets done!

Jessica said...

Love the blue on the Icarus...

Hope the reason you haven't posted lately is that you're making tremendous progress on the Queen Susan- I miss hearing about your knitting!