Thursday, April 19, 2007

Feather & Fan Blocked

First off, let me just say that blocking wires totally rock! They arrived yesterday and I blocked the shawl on the floor in my craft room. I think I used a total of about 20 pins with the wires. If I had done it with pins alone, I hate to think how many it would have taken! Not to mention that I probably wouldn't be able to stand upright today. LOL

Unblocked measurement: 18" x 84"
Blocked measurement: 27" x 86"

I might have been able to get more length if I sacrificed on the width, but I think opening up the lace width-wise looks the best and the length is actually quite workable for me.

So far today, there has been some sunshine with transient clouds. No rain or hail, yet (we had both yesterday), so I took a few pictures outside.

The shawl pin is one I purchased at my LYS. It's from Gita Maria and I think it pairs well with the colors in the shawl.

Altogether, Ellie seems unimpressed. She'd rather be in her bed, strategically placed in a sunny window.

10 comments:

Sande Francis said...

Cindy! It's beautiful! I love those colors. And I've completely forgotten what yarn you used. I swear, if I had a brain I'd take it out and play with it. Anyway, kudos on the good job.

sandeleh@sbcglobal.net

Monika said...

Blocking makes all the difference! It's beautiful!

Romi said...

Very very pretty! Aren't blocking wires the best?!

SYLVIE said...

Cindy, I think your shawl is just gorgeous! Love the colors and the way it drapes.

Rosa said...

Very beautiful! The pin adds the right touch.

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

It is gorgeous! The color is just perfect. I wish I had wires for blocking.

Sorka said...

loverly! Simply loverly!
Denise
knitchat.com

Diane said...

Very nice, and I have some of that same Interlacements yarn, you may have inspired me!

Alwen said...

What a beautiful shawl! And I love those colors, too.

Longyarn MacKay said...

Whoops! My comment is in the wrong place, under cats cradle topper.