Monday, 21 March 2011

Woo hoo!

It's finished! It's finished! Last night I bound off the 500+ stitches of my Mizzle shawl. 
Looking a bit sad straight from the needles :-(
Today, armed with with some advice from some experienced knitters, two pots full of new pins, a towel and the interlocking playmats I bought for the children at the weekend, I 'kind of 'blocked it. I mean, I did block it, but as with everything about this project (from the cast on to the pattern) it was my version of blocking and there was room for improvement!
As it was a beautifully warm sunny day it was dry in no time and I managed to get some pictures of it in the natural light which I think shows this beautiful yarn off so much better. I am really really happy with it... and now I need a nice little silver shawl pin to use on it! 

I made a few amendments to the pattern as I went along - these are detailed in my project notes. This has probably given me more satisfaction than any of the other projects I've completed as it was hard going along those reeeeeaallly long rows towards the end when it looked like I was running out of yarn (I had a little bit left over - phew!) and even my DH said "Did YOU make that??!?!" when he saw it - which is about the best praise I can expect from him where knitting is concerned.

For my next item I fancy something small, quick, and instantly gratifying :-)

1 comment:

  1. when you block something, and then wash it, do you have to re-block it? and do you only need to block something in natural fibers?


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