I am continually disappointed by the fact that schoolwork must come before knitting time. I'm taking some classes this summer that are eating up my knitting, time, unfortunately. Fortunately, however, I'm not taking the 22 units I took last semester, so I've actually got time to breathe now, ya know?
In my latest knitting endeavors, I have taken on the Icarus shawl from last summer's IK. It's a beautiful pattern, and I lovelovelove it. I've wanted to start on it for some time now. I'm using a lovely dark-fog color of grey from Skacel. I think it's called Skacel Merino? It's quite a pretty yarn, with a tiny bit of character in its loosely plied strands, and very affordable. I think I paid something like $13 for 1300 yards?
Anyhow, here's a picture, though it's not nearly as exciting since you've seen an in progress Icarus dozens of times, eh?
I also decided to teach myself to knit Continental, and I have lots of acrylic yarn left over from my younger years of making 40-foot long braids with yarn. I was...easily amused as a kid, perhaps? Anyhow, I decided that I might make an ugly afghan out of all that acrylic, and teach myself new knitting techniques in the meantime. I'm almost done with the eighth block, and I'm starting to get bored. I think I'll break out some block patterns and deviate from the garter stitch for the rest of the squares.
And on a last note, I'm still waiting for my Ravelry invite. Mope. :(