first of all, i am a sucker for accessories. especially the clicking variety, with locking mechanisms. this is my green kacha that has been held hostage by my icarus, since july of 2006 !
apparently, the last time i knitted on it, i had finished row 9 of _____ chart. yep. i didn't know. but, it didn't take me long to figure it out, as i'm pretty good at reading my stitches.
so, i picked it up again, and knitted a whopping 8 or 9 rows on sunday. progress is slow when there are so many stitches. i was also surprised by how quickly my ball is disappearing. the pattern should only take two balls, and i am near the end of the knitting, and the end of the 2nd ball. i do have a 3rd ball in reserve.
i revisited icarus on ravelry, to see how many balls of misti alpaca lace others had used ... it varies between 2 and 3 balls. i guess i shouldn't really worry and just keep knitting. it's just nice to not have to break into an extra ball for a few yards, ... but, i do believe in knitterly insurance.
why am i going to finish this now? ... in time for warm muggy weather? well ... i do want to knit another lace shawl of significant yardage (nothing small like 'spring things' or 'swallowtail'). and, i cannot do that with this still on the needles.
oh, speaking of the needles ... i am using addi turbo 3's. these are not the lace needles. and the tips are painfully blunt! the lace needles weren't on the market when i began this.