And I Find It Kind of Funny

As many of you know, I am a huge Adam Lambert fan. Have been since the days of American Idol, and still can't quite understand how and why I happen to love his music. (My playlists usually consist of Metallica, Rammstein etc.) And since I got tickets to his concert in Helsinki last Saturday, I went hunting for proper accessories, and lo and behold, discovered a glitter-addicted person who won't say no to leather. I know, I was shocked too!

Last summer, a group of friends gathered to spin together for a weekend, and we did exchanged gifts too. My swap pal gave me the prettiest batt ever, which was (aptly) named Adam shortly thereafter. And the batt eventually became one of the prettiest yarns I have ever spun!
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I just knew this yarn needed to be a shawl, one that would show it in all its glory. The batt had merino, BFL, firestar and silk in it, and it has a very elegant sheen to it. (Impossible to photograph but believe me, the glitter makes it shine like nothing else.) I searched far and wide for a proper pattern, until it hit me - this yarn needed to be another Icarus! I've knitted two or three already, and I love the pattern. It's simple and easy, and works incredibly well with handspun yarns.
icarus 5

Needless to say, I love it. Loved knitting it, love wearing it, love it.
icarus 4

I was a little worried of the yardage. 710 yards is not a lot for a shawl, but it ended up being just enough - I had probably less than 10 yards left when I cast off. I did five repeats of the body, then the full lace section, but left out the last 5 rows of finishing. I've never liked the way they look, and I would've run out of yarn anyway. In the end, the shawl measures some 40 inches by 79 inches after blocking.
icarus 2

A really poor photo below shows (hopefully) the glitter in the shawl.
icarus 1

And since I found the glam princess in me, a bonus photo: I went a little glitter-happy today.
icarus 9

19 comments:

anni said...

Gorgeously bold!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Beautiful!

Samma said...

Syleile sisäistä glitternahkaprinsessaasi <3

Jane/WTKnits said...

I LOVE it! Love, love, love everything about it. The colour is divine and the pattern...........

Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

Gorgeous!

Kelly-ann said...

Stunning! I am also a huge Adam fan...must be the 80's glam rock girl in me. His music is completely addictive and my husband just doesn't get it ;)

Soffi said...

Kaapelilla olin minäkin :D

tuo väri on kyllä just niin nappiin oikea kuin olla ja voi! <3

Sue said...

How gorgeous is that shawl! I too love Adam Lambert's music.

Karoliina said...

That rocks!

~RaenWa~ said...

The shawl is beautiful & you looks great glitter-fide lol.

Sigrun said...

Very nice :-)

enkulin käsityöt said...

Ihana huivi ja ihana väri.

Anna said...

Hieno, upea huivi!

Tuula said...

Oi, miten upea!

Pia said...

Loooove the colour and the pattern, and it's gorgeous on you :) Well done!

Tuija said...

Samalla keikalla olin minäkin, tosin en itse ole fani, vaan olin 11-vuotiaan tyttäreni ja kahden kaverinsa paimenena. Huuuh, saipas siellä jonottaa tunnin keikan takia.

Huiman hieno väri huivissasi ja kaunis malli myös.

moiraeknittoo said...

Gorgeous. All of it. And so very stylish!

Trudi said...

sounds like I would like your playlists, I went to see Metallica twice when they were in Sydney recently. Best thing I have ever done. I would almost consider giving up my stash of yarn if I could see them again (but will just start saving my money instead)!!

Anonymous said...

Kaunis lanka, kaunis neulemalli ja kaunis malli! Väri pukee Sinua!
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