I finally made it to the last repeat of the first chart of Icarus – finally. I forced myself to focus on it – I ignored all other distractions and temptations. Although it was hard because I was so bored with it that I even contemplated working on Cobblestone for a while! But there I was finally done with it and ready to do the fun lace parts – and I knew that I could not knit those repeats again if I made a mistake in the next pattern. So I decided to put in a lifeline – just in case. I have never done one before, so I googled it and found a couple of excellent resources. Seems pretty clear cut. I checked a couple of sites, just to make sure. And then I read something about KnitPick Option needles and lifelines….
That’s right – if you tie the yarn to the hole in the KP needle that you use to tighten it, you can drag your lifeline yarn along as you knit….
Nothing to it…just knit as you do…..
And there you go! The only thing I had to do was remove the stitch markers on the lifeline row so they didn’t get stuck in the lifeline. I also had to watch on the row after the lifeline to make sure the lifeline didn’t get caught up in the real yarn and become part of the next row’s knit stich….but other than that, it was easy and fast and I was done. And now I’m ready to take on the next three charts! I am so psyched to finish this shawl now….seems like everyone is finishing before I am – like Lorraine (look at the beads – beautiful!) and Tiennie (ok, I just realized Tiennie didn’t make Icarus, but Seraphim is close – and its gorgeous!)….
One of the things that was tempting me this week is this….
Laceweight from the Woolen Rabbit. The picture really doesn’t do it justice – it is gorgeous. I’m not sure what I’m going to make with it – but it won’t be until I use the silk. And yes, I do realize that this doesn’t seem like much of a yarn diet. I’m not on a diet – I’m just handling my yarn obsession in a much healther way!
Well, I think I’m going to go knit. I’m so happy that it is Friday – I have knitting group tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with all of them – its always a good time, and I can’t wait to just relax.
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!