Tuesday, May 02, 2006

One of the Seven Wonders of Knitting: Blocking Lace

Who'd a thunk it?
I can't believe this:

could turn into this:

Ah, the wonders of blocking....I never cease to be amazed.

This is the amazingly simple, amazingly beautiful (in my humble opinion) shawl I made for my aunt. It is from the Wrap Style book, and it truly could not have been an easier lace pattern. With only 10 rows to repeat, half of which are simply to purl every stitch, it was a breeze. My aunt mentioned that her shoulders get cold sometimes, which, or course, set my mind to working. It is a smallish shawl, so I think it will be just the ticket. She has no idea this is coming, and I can't wait to hear what she thinks.