Monday, January 16, 2012

13,000 yards to the pound

For those that know me on Ravelry or Facebook you might have caught wind that some crazy lady is looking for a yarn that is about 28 meters per gram.

That lady would be me.

You see I've been looking to start a couple of projects in such fine lace that one of them is a king size bedspread and when I'm done with it, it will weight less then a pound.

Well I finally found the yarn! I've ordered about 1.3 lbs of it and the book for the Rose of England.

Now you might say that I'm demented ::cough:: JM ::cough::, or you might have felt that I'm a dpn short of a full set, but I feel that I'm up to this challenge. I think it may take me about 2-3 years to finish this shawl but you need to keep in mind that this is not something I'll be using every day and wearing. Its an heirloom I plan on leaving to my kids someday so that they will have proof of how crazy I really was:

Thanks to TheresaKnits of Ravelry for the photo


  1. I have no doubt that you can do it. And yes I do think it is crazy, but as I keep saying, you are my kind of crazy!

  2. You're not crazy, just ambitious! It's sort of like checking off things on your bucket list. 90" diameter table cloth knitted in #30 Egyptian cotton on tiny needles - Check! It took me about 3 years of knitting sporadically while going to school. I gave it to my mom for all her help and support while I made a mid-life career change. My friends only thought I was crazy for giving it away! - Theresa

  3. No doubt yours will be an efficient project and a beautiful result. Crazy? Yes, but in an adorable way. <3