Big Friday, redux

I’m feeling lazy today…I’m taking a day off for religious observance. That’s right, folks – it’s Big Friday for all us Greekish types (see my post this past Good Friday if you want to know why this is so).

So, being the high holy day in the Orthodox calendar, I’m spending the whole day in church, right?

Yep. The Church of Icarus.

(Oh, what’s that? You don’t think that knitting is a real religion? Check out this recent blog post by fellow raveller Genuine: The Sacraments of Knitting: A Simple Tract. I was a skeptic too, but she persuaded me and I’m a lawyer and all – I don’t believe anything, really.)

Anyway, if that excuse doesn’t work, my back up excuse is that I need to finish Icarus ASAP so that I can start on a test-knitting project that I’m doing for Susan of Sunflower Designs! The project in question is called Sherwood:

So, of course I had to go out and buy some new yarn for it today at Amerigo:

Llama!

I know, I know – it’s not really my usual type of colour choices. Unlike, for example, the llama I already bought from Amerigo a month ago…

… or the Handmaiden Sea Silk from the stash that I had already designated for this project.

But I figured, what with the forest-like name and all, that I should go with a bit more natural hue. Makes sense, eh?

Sherwood also calls for 1300 beads to be strung on. Here they are:

I figured I’d have to get a bit of zip in with the beads, at any rate. That’s fair, right?

And hope I’m not jinxing Icarus.  I’ve just finished the 3rd chart and now have only 20 (very long) rows plus the edging left.  Decided to pin part of it out to shore myself up last evening:

JJ just said to me “Aren’t ye glad ye didnae throw it off the balcony, hen”.  So I am. And I will be praying this Big Friday – if only to the Goddess of Knitting to ward off the dreaded Frogman.

So, that’s how my Big Friday will pass. Oh, and am I going to observe the traditional Big Friday fast (i.e. no meat, no dairy, no oil, no food that tastes remotely edible)?

Am I hell! (as JJ is wont to say). In fact, I’ll be hooking up with some friends on the Danforth for a big fat Greek meal which will involve as much pork souvlaki, saganaki (fried cheese) and galactoboureko (custard phyllo dreamy treat) as I can manage to ingest.

Hey, we can’t all be saints, eh?

A happy Friday to you all!

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9 thoughts on “Big Friday, redux

  1. tracyb says:

    yum, the beads and that yarn together? Rockin. And all the yummy greek food? I wish I were Greek, not that there is anyplace to find Greek food up here, but if I were in Detroit? I’d party with you in spirit!

  2. Amy says:

    I wish you and Icarus a grand afternoon and any day that ends with fried cheese is a good day. Fried=good, cheese=good, it’s a win-win.

  3. brouhahahaha says:

    Hi all! Thanks for your great comments… wishing you some greek food (S, there are some great places where you live, no?)

    Amanda, it looks as though I might actually finish the Icarus with the HM after all! 🙂

  4. Eryn says:

    Oooo – the end of Icarus is in sight. No jinxing!

    Have a fabulous Good Friday with loverly food and friends. Every Friday should be so nice.

  5. Barb says:

    HAPPY EASTER TO YOU!

    The Icarus looks wonderful! And the test knitting is exciting too. A rather detailed little piece, aye?

    As I said, lace scares me!

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