Pin Forest

Langsjal Jóhönnu is actually done, all except for the waiting for it to dry part, and that’s not far off. Here are some finishing shots.

Off the needles, finally, and with the lifelines bravely removed.

How much yarn did I have left after the edging?

One gram. I calculated to the tenth of an ounce how much yarn I was using for each repeat, so I could use as much of the yarn as possible, but sort of forgot to figure in the crocheted edging. I just squeaked by.

Here’s one of my latest gadgets:

It’s a sterling silver tapestry needle, from Celtic Swan. I really am coveting their sterling double point needles, (hint, hint to husband), but I settled for this. It’s heavenly, and perfect for finishing a project that’s been in the making for nearly two years!

After the stole got a good soak in the sink, I crawled around on the floor with blocking wires and pins. Here’s the pin forest:

And the long shot:

I am ecstatic that this one is finished, finally. I’ll post project details once it’s dry and I can get an action shot.

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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Pin Forest — 23 Comments

  1. I love your ‘pin forest’! Such a cute name for it. Your stole looks wonderful, can’t wait to see it on you.

  2. awesome! whew…1gm of yarn! Love the SanteFe…I’m in the market for my next vehicle and was seriously thinking that car.Please enlighten me – what made the sale on that one? (esp. after having a volvo) what are your pros and cons…everything and anything THANKS!

  3. That’s going to be a wonderful garment. I can’t walk the edge on yarn quite like that. Too much coronary spasm.
    The needle must feel like a million bucks when you use it. It truly says “I am the knitting queen!”

  4. Treat yourself to Celtic Swan DPN’s – I love mine and they are beautiful…..but am looking for a cable stitch holder – I saw one once but lost the link! Your shawl is lovely!

  5. Very pretty shawl. I had to see the needle site. Amazingly beautiful! Thing is what I really liked was the gold darning needle 😀
    I think I will stick with the bone one I have for now.

  6. Lorette, the stole is magnificent. I wish I could knit something like that. My puppies have been born on Easter day: 2 Newfie ladies. I will have them in July. I hope the cats will not be too shocked. I read the blog when you spoke of how you trained Riley to wait after the kitty had eaten… I have a question. Could you please let me know where you got the blocking pads you are using? If the name is pads…lol.
    Here in Italy I can’t find anything similar.
    Can’t wait for a pic of you wearing the stole.
    Have a good weekend.

  7. Haha! @ Pin forest!
    I see you use the play blocks as well!
    Still trying to decide if I want the alphabet ones or exercise ones! Haha! ;op
    The shawl looks pretty from under the trees! ;o)

  8. Not only should you get major props for such a masterful knitting job — just typing the name of the thing over and over is impressive!

  9. It looks fabulous.
    Sterling silver knitting needles, eh? I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your husband takes the hint ‘cuz I want to see action shots of those, too. 🙂

  10. Yeah it’s done!
    Just beautiful!
    Must do some cool finished shots. After all that aggrevation you deserve some great “I finished it, and it’s all mine” kind of shots.

  11. Wow 1 gram? tight! hmm watcha gonna do with it? I am looking for tiny amounts of laceweight for a Doll project heheheh hint hint.. Shameless I know!
    The shawl is beautiful I aspire to do more than simple geometric lace! Le Sigh..

  12. The Celtic Swan DPNs bend. You’re better off using Knitpicks nickle plated needles, which are extremely sturdy. I do love the silver needles, though. I think I’ll get myself one of those tapestry needles, too!