Monday, 25 January 2010

Working on...

Icarus shawl by Miriam L Felton. Icarus was a silly ancient Greek lad whose father made him a pair of wings out of wood, wax and feathers. He didn't listen to his dad and he flew too close to the sun, and the wax on his wings melted and all the feathers fell off, and poor Icarus fell into the sea and drowned. That cheerful story is behind the design of this shawl - the pattern looks like feathers slipping off the melted wax.

I thought the lovely colours in the yarn (Dream in Color baby lace in Cloud Jungle) looked a lot like the colours in pigeon feathers.

I'm also working on turning an old shirt of my husband's into a dress for Miss M. I've cut it apart, and I'm just working out how I'm going to put it back together again.

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