Helleliuh!  I have something soaking in my sink….


That’s right – tonight, right before dinner, I cast off the last stitch of Icarus!  I was so excited – it was definitely time for me to be done with this project.  I thought that I was done last night when I did the last row of chart 4 – but the designer was sneaky and added four edging rows.  I was so bummed – but I finished them today, and its now socking in its bath waiting for me to block it.  I’m going to block it on the bed in the office – hopefully Larry will keep the cats off it tomorrow – and I’ll be able to unpin it after work.

I don’t want to be boring with a lot of unblocked shots, but I’ll give you a little hint of how it looks…


(is it me or does it look really crooked?  I hope its how I threw it on the chair!).  I really enjoyed this project – right up to the point where I hated it and it became a chore!  I think I’m going to love wearing it though – and I’m very pleased with it.  More details when I have blocked pictures.

I had a really great weekend – just in case you were curious, golf with Andrew was a lot of fun – and he only beat me by two strokes.  Two.  For all his trash talking, he couldn’t do better than that.  We did bet on the game, so I lost – but I think next time I just might get my money back.  I really played well – my best game ever – so perhaps the competition helps my game (Larry was rolling his eyes the whole time reminding me that I do this for fun, not to “crush” my kids….)!  But we had a really nice time, and Cieara joined us for dinner on the deck and it just was a great start to the weekend. 

Saturday was WWKIP day – and of course, I stayed home – and the knitting group came to my house!  I knit in public everyday so no big deal and we had a really nice time.  I got to spin and it was really nice to spend time outside.  I bought a little more roving this weekend – Lisa opened an Etsy shop!  I was so excited – I had to buy the roving I was drooling over.  She does beautiful colorways – go check it out!

Today was Father’s day  – a little running around, a little cooking, but enough time for a end of school year celebration pedicure with Cieara, and of course, time to finish Icarus.   


Dan came for dinner, and it was nice to have the whole family together for a meal.  They all scampered away right after dinner – as always – but it was just good to have them all back at my table.  It doesn’t seem to happen too often lately – I’m going to have to see if I can change that. 

Larry loves blueberries, so I made him a Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake – I love this recipe  – it is so good – I highly recommend it.    I’ve made this type of coffee cake before, but this recipe is different – just amazing (I really need to get back to going to the gym on a regular basis now!). 

OK, time to go pin out Icarus.  I’ll post pictures of it later this week….have a great one!





18 Responses to Halleliuh!

  1. Christianne says:

    Icarus is beautiful – can’t wait to see it blocked! That coffee cake looks delicious, too – glad you had a good weekend!

  2. Rachel says:

    Your Icarus looks very pretty and the cake – I am NOT going to try this one 🙂

  3. Congrats on getting it done… those last few stitches can sometimes be a chore. I can’t wait to see it blocked.

  4. hakucho says:

    Your Icarus is beautiful. The color is incredible. Your blueberry coffee cake looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try sometime…thanks for the link 🙂

  5. Lisa says:

    Congrats on finishing Icarus! I nearly cried during casting off it took so long. Its going to be absolutely beautiful when its blocked.

    Your package is in the mail today!

  6. donna lee says:

    What an accomplishment. I am getting ready to start my first lace weight shawl and hope it turns out as nicely as your icarus did. I love the color. Now you have something for all those cold a/c filled buildings.

  7. Josiane says:

    How fun that your knitting group came to your house for WWKIP day! Your Icarus is beautiful, I’m sure you’ll enjoy wearing it a lot.
    That cake looks simply yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. weezalana says:

    Your Icarus looks great unblocked – can’t wait to see it fully blocked! (And I’m sure it’s just how you threw it on the chair.)

  9. tiennie says:

    It looks great!

    Sounds fun! I regularly try to crush my kids are karoake revolution and dance dance revolution. It teaches them humility, right?

  10. Jennygirl says:

    Yea! Yea! I think it’s the way it’s laying on the chair. Fabulous…absolutely fabulous, doesn’t it feel great to see this FO?
    Congrats. I know it was a labor of love 🙂

  11. Cookie says:


    Congrats on living to finish Icarus!

  12. Lauren says:

    Bravo! Icarus looks beautiful! Crooked? Are you nuts?!

    But does this mean I should buy some long johns because hell will freeze over now?

  13. Jeanne says:

    That last shot made my stomach grumble! I can’t wait to see Icarus in all her glory.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Ooo! Can’t wait to see a blocked Icarus! It already looks so beautiful.

  15. Lorraine says:

    Yay- it’s all but done.

    BTW- cats can be very helpful in the blocking process.

  16. ashley says:

    Gorgeous shawl!

  17. Punkin says:

    Your Icarus is beautiful. I want to try the coffee cake recipe. It looks delicious.

    Thank you for the congratulations on my son’s graduation. I teased him Sunday night by walking through the room where he was watching TV and asking if his homework was caught up. It made him stop and think for a minute.

  18. Opal says:

    I’m so happy you finished Icarus! Picture me doing a snoopy dance for you. Or not. It might scar you for life…

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