Saturday, April 28, 2007

Blogging about blocking

Time for my monthly post! And this time, it's going to be about my own knitting! (Sigh. I gotta get better at this blogging thing...)

A few weeks ago, the lovely and talented miss ewe helped me to block the lace scarf I knit for my MIL. It's a cat's paw lace pattern, taken from this free pattern, which I knit out of Misti Alpaca lace weight.

I had never blocked lace before, so it was an experiment, but it went pretty well.

Phase 1: Soaking
Cat's Paw Lace Scarf - Blocking, Phase 1

We gave the scarf a little bath in cool water and wool-wash.

Phase 2: Pinning
miss ewe and I each pinned a side.
Cat's Paw Lace Scarf - Blocking, Phase 2

And here it is!
Cat's Paw Lace Scarf - Complete!

I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. And so was my MIL!

A couple of days/weeks later (time is but a blur to me - I was in end-of-term hell and have no idea when I was procrastinating by blocking lace), I decided to block another lace project, a scarf from Victorian Lace Today. I knit it was Zephyr Laceweight Wool-Silk in Mahogany from Fiddlesticks Knitting. I love this yarn. Love. It.

I had help with the blocking this time, too...
Dizzy with Scarf

Dizzy wanted to give me a hand, but did not understand that he wasn't supposed to help by walking on the scarf!

Guard Duty

We talked about it, and he decided he would be most helpful if he guarded the scarf instead.

Dizzy and Ella with Scarf

Ella waited until everything was pinned before coming to inspect my work.

And here it is!

Lace Scarf Blocked

1 Comments:

Blogger miss ewe said...

You're a lace goddess... next, show 'em Icarus!

April 29, 2007 at 10:15 AM  

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