Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WiP Wednesday - Blocking!

I'm in the process of blocking the lace shawl!!!

Here is a picture of it - first pinning.  I'm about to move the pins out a bit more.

I've been working on this for quite a while and I'm so happy to be finishing it off!!

I have a ton of projects in the queue:
  • Finish "hat with a duck part" 
  • Finish purple bolero for my niece (who will probably be too big for it by the time I'm done
  • Knit for my new niece or nephew (who is due to arrive any day!
  • Start knitting the yarn I bought for projects that is now stored in 4 big boxes in my closet (eek!) - this is probably a lifetime of knitting for me!
  • Eventually start the alphabet baby blanket - this one I will keep so I have about 3 years minimum to finish this :)
I'll post pics of the shawl in an FO Friday post as soon as it's dry!


  1. The shawl looks amazing! I can't wait to see it unblocked, draping beautifully. I forget, is the shawl for yourself?

  2. Tami - it's for my mom! Christmas/birthday present :)

  3. Very nice shawl! Is it the traveling woman pattern? that was the first lace shawl I made and it definitely started an addictive round of lace knitting.

  4. Oooh, pretty. Blocking lace is like magic!

  5. Marushka - Yes! It is the Traveling Woman pattern! I'm glad I chose this as my first lace project because I feel it was slightly forgiving of all my mistakes! :) Regardless, I know my mom will LOVE it!

    Aimee - you are right, it is like magic! Let's hope it looks almost as magical when I take the pins out, lol. I took out a couple this morning, just to see, and there will be some scalloping. I have a feeling this yarn doesn't respond the best to blocking - we'll see!