Year of the shawl?

 YIP8/7: A Pointless Aestlight

I decided to save my sanity and leave off the pointed edge of my Aestlight shawl. That birds eye lace nearly did me in. I had misread the instructions so badly that I kept ending up with, like, 52 million stitches on the needle. When I got my head on straight and worked out what I should be doing…I started to run out of Koigu (AND started to run out of my back up yarn that was inconveniently attached to the project below). 


So, a pointless Aestlight it would be ;0)

Pattern: Aestlight, Gudrun Johnston

Yarn: Koigu, unknown color way 2 skeins

Needles: Size 6

Love: A LOT!!

It is so light and airy and marvy and gorgy :0)


Then, this shawl…



Ishbel, the full wingspan


I am so proud of this, I feel that it’s somehow wrong. This shawl really, really, rilly challenged me. Knitting lace does not come naturally to me, and I struggled with my stitch counts throughout the entire experience.

I ran out of motivation several times.

I ran out steam after tinking back rows.

I ran out of patience when tinking didn’t solve the problem.

I ran out of yarn and almost called the whole thing off.


But, she is finished now. Bound off on the subway. Like the true subway knit that she was. I don’t know if it was the lovely kidsilk night, or the vastly different needle sizes at each end or the rhythmic motion of my hands will working, but I had the attention of everyone standing and sitting near me on the train that evening.

Maybe they were feeling the love coming off of me. The JOY at being done with this crazy making knit and the anticipation of blocking it to full size. She is a big-un! 

Pattern: Ishbel, Ysolda Teague

Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal and Kidsilk Night edging 

Needles: Size 7 (and a larger size for the kidsilk night and bind off)

Love: There aren’t enough words.

Just look at it!! I made it!! Lol