At last count, the Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague boasted 12,819 projects on Ravelry. As Ravelry patterns go, it’s a lacy little juggernaut.
Now there’s an amusing mental image. Sadly, when you Google “Juggernaut” and “Lace” you don’t get in image of this guy draped in Shetland lace.
But you do get this image of a Marie Antoinette-like figure in court robes. Not quite so threatening, but those side panniers could probably take out a whole crowd of nobles if she turned around suddenly.
On Sunday, I cast on Ms. Teague’s oh-so-popular shawl. And yesterday I finished it. Eight days for a lace shawl. That’s some kind of record for me. I chose a hank of my precious hand-spun lace weight yarn for this project.
I blocked the shawl yesterday afternoon and it dried in just a few hours. I always forget how quickly fine yarns can dry. Tips of the lace were blocked pretty severely to get the proper leafy effect.