A Little Lace

22 January, 2009 at 1:45 pm (FO, knitting)


Okay, here’s the thing.

I knit decently fast. Not like, world’s fastest knitter, faster than the eye can see fast. But I can whip through a single round of a stockinette sock in a minute, if I’ve got a non-splitty yarn and good needles and luck on my side. Fairly fast. But I also knit a lot. While most people are at work or out to lunch (or just out to lunch, if you know what I mean), I am knitting. I’d guess that if I’m truly enjoying a pattern and working hard on getting it finished, I probably knit 8-9 hours a day. 8-9 hours a day times one stitch every few seconds is a lot of stitches.

A lot of stitches and a really quickly completed shawl.


Pattern: Hyrna Herborgar by Sigridur Halldorsdottir
Yarn: Unidentified cashmere, 20g
Needles: US3/3.25mm Addi Turbos
Notes: I did overdye the yarn, as planned, and the difference is subtle, but there—the green is slightly more subdued and less pastel, while the pink confetti bits have turned a bit purple, and blend much better. Other than a slightly smaller needle size, I made absolutely no modifications to the pattern.

Really, truly, a delight to knit. I want to knit ten more.

On Ravelry here.



  1. cartoongoddess said,

    Beautiful Jesh!

  2. Daniella said,

    Love the over dye, that’s a beautiful shade of green and I can’t even seen the pink/purple bits now.

  3. loopykd said,

    OMG that is stunning! I am going right over to queue it!

  4. glittrgirl said,

    Simply gorgeous!

  5. Guro said,

    That’s enough to get me teary eyed. Just too beautiful. Can’t wait to see the next 10 😉
    Also totally envious at your 8-9 hours of knitting time a day…

  6. stickyfingers said,

    If you knit 10 more, and you don’t know what to do with them, I’m sure you could find people who would give their left arm to have one . . . 😉

    It’s lovely! Great work.

  7. Tsock Tsarina said,

    Hah, I *thought* I recognized that, even the other day. Beautiful.

    BTW, that design also looks beautiful in natural-colored handspun.Just sayin’.

  8. Elizabeth said,

    I could tell this looked familiar, but I couldn’t see the flecks at all. It does looks so much nicer overdyed.

  9. Knit Witch said,

    Looks great! Kudos on the overdye job.

  10. silencepainter said,

    That looks beautiful! The over dye really did the trick.

  11. RedScot said,

    I take it all back – the over-dying totally worked!

  12. Fabulous Things Come To Those Who Wait « The Lumpy Sweater said,

    […] 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm · Filed under Knittin’ Porn Some of you, along with me, may read Jesh’s knitting blog. She spins, she makes lovely spindles, and in general produces some beautiful eye candy. Well, for […]

  13. Batty said,

    Wow, that looks amazing!

  14. loopykd said,

    I just like to come back here and look at this…..sigh……

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