Monday, June 12, 2006

Emerging

Carmelita is beginning to take shape! And when I say beginning, I mean it really is only the beginning. I have, after all, only completed the first tiny fraction of this shawl. Most knitters could complete this same piece in the blink of an eye. But who cares- this little section brings me a huge amount of satisfaction. If you had seen me during my first couple of days into this, you would know how far we've come, Carmelita and I.

I'm knitting this thing so slowly, even for me, and I'm a pretty slow knitter to begin with. It's already taking me a while to get through each row - I can't even imagine how long it will take when the rows grow wider - but, I won't think about that now. For now, I'm just pleased with the fact that I'm feeling comfortable working with this yarn (love it), that I'm remembering to yo (for the most part) and that my little piece here is starting to resemble an actual Icarus (kind of). You can't tell much from these photos, so you'll just have to take my word for it- it doesn't look half bad!

I still have a long way to go, but but for now, my first accomplishment is bringing me much joy.* I'm really looking forward to watching this shawl take shape...I just hope it's a shawl shape by the time I'm done! ;)

* Dear knitting gods, I am, in no way, shape, or form, trying to insinuate that I know what I'm doing. I humbly ask that you please cut me some slack and allow me this proud feeling for just this little while. It won't last, don't worry. I know my place. Thank you.

9 comments:

Disentangled said...

Carmelita looks so pretty :-) I can't wait to see it in person. I am still kneeling before the knitting gods, humbly requesting that they grant me the strength to begin row one of Forest Floor.

crzjane said...

It looks like you are doing a great job on that shawl. I'm sure it will be shawl shaped when you are done.
Knitting slow? Now a problem, you are just savoring the experience!

Jennifer said...

The shawl looks lovely!

As regards to your footnote, I find that leaving a little bit of merino out for the knitting gods, really helps pave the way to their hearts.

margene said...

May the goddess of knitting smile on you through the whole project. It's looking good so far!

Shelley said...

Wow! Good job! And that is like my favorite color too. I don't suppose this is TV knitting though. Do you even dare listen to music?

Theresa said...

Good thought, that guarding against the evil eye. The shawl is looking quite lovely, so I'm sure that will help the knitting gods smile kindly on it.

Chris said...

Oh, good, good, bargaining with the knitting gods has begun... It looks lovely - your pictures are wonderful!

Nasus said...

utsukushii!!

amanda cathleen said...

Looking good! : ) I can't imagine casting on 299something stitches, eegad!!