05 June 2006

Lacy Lace Lace

I started the lace!! The real lace, I mean. Chart 2. I'm halfway through as of tonight. Too tired to take a picture, but it's looking good. So far, the pattern isn't any harder than it was before, just slightly different enough to stay interesting. I must say, I really like how "readable" this pattern is - I much prefer to be able to tell from what I see on the previous row what I need to do next and if anything is wrong, rather than just memorizing a pattern and reciting it to myself as I go along or, god forbid, being glued to a chart. Icarus seems to be perfect in this sense; I'm so glad I picked it for my first shawl! Its shape and progressions are very organic.

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