Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blocking the Mystery Shawl

This took me about a half and hour to block. I pulled the double bed into the middle of the room so I could walk around it. The shawl was soaked in warm water for about 15 min. to make sure it was well saturated. Then I squeezed out the water, rolled it in a towel and stood on it while Carl fixed the drain plug I
One pile of warm soggy knitting. I have woven the ends in but will not trim the tails until it is dry. just in case it draws in more yarn when stretched.
Threading the edges onto the blocking wires. I can not feature doing this without wires...shudder
Threading on the top edge. Hmm I always liked these

Working on the edge and top corners...not straight yet. Yank some more.

Tug, pull, smooth, pat around and around the bed. almost there.

O.K. I am finished. Note the point detail, sometimes I am so smart I can't stand myself. I did this out of my head as I rounded the corner...short rows..
If I was entering this in a fair I would have threaded another set of wires along the base of the edging then pulled out the points. geeze Louise it's for me lighten up already! This I can live with.
I think it looks pretty spiffy.


FeyRhi said...

Gor'f'kn'geous!!! I absolutly love the edging you put in it!! Very clever mummy with the tip of it. I can't wait to see it up close.

Rhonda said...

It's beautiful. I love the colour too. Well done.