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.

9 comments:

janXknits said...

It is beautiful. And you are giving it away- that's even more amazing. Congrats on finishing it!

Kendra said...

Wow that shawl is amazing! I would have thought that your Aunt will just want to sit and look at it rather than wear it! Well at least until her shoulders get cold.

del said...

How beautiful! I think your aunt will love it--I know I would!

Angela said...

Did you just use the words 'easy' and 'lace' in the same sentence? Please...:-0

Ang

Lotta said...

I it absolutely gorgeous! Your aunt is one lucky lady! :)

yarnahoy said...

That is jusy beautiful!!
:)

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Knitman said...

WOW! That shawl is gorgeous.