5 August 2009

sneak peek II

blocking

This is the first time I've blocked lace knitting.
I thought I'd be timid and slightly terrified but the brutality of it kind of ... thrilled me.
Next time, however, I'm investing in a set of blocking wires.

It should be in your hot little hands next week, Tracey.

21 comments:

peskypixies said...

It looks gorgeous.I do ohpe you will post a pic when its done!!!

Bush Babe said...

So beautiful... sadly I am a heathen who believes God invented shops so I didn't have to sew/knit/do lacework. (Or perhaps he invented YOU so I wouldn't have to?).
:-)
BB
PS Gorgeous photos...

peppermintpatcher said...

I'm all giggly with delight...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That is exquisite ! So delicate in that rich , glowing blackberry .

Kate said...

Looks stunning - love the colour.

kim at allconsuming said...

I don't know what block lace knitting is. It looks very very hard. And delicate. And something requiring infinite patience and deft hand.

Next!

Mary said...

Oh !

Sigh!

How about a daughter AND a son?

willowcaroline said...

So very lovely... will be curious how you find the blocking wires. I have been thinking of trying them as well, after the last few rounds of basting and pinning.

willowcaroline said...

So very lovely... will be curious how you find the blocking wires. I have been thinking of trying them as well, after the last few rounds of basting and pinning.

Kirsten said...

Isn't blocking lace the most satisfying thing?! Blocking wires are a worthwhile investment. You will wonder how you blocked this shawl without them.

travellersyarn said...

It looks amazing - get the blocking wires - they will change your life. I bought mine from the Knittery (which isn't in operation any more - I think).

Jen said...

It's gorgeous! Is that someone's bed. Make sure you retrieve all the pins. I've impaled several people using that blocking method.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous colour and I love the sheen on that yarn. Lucky Tracy! And the quilt that's heading your way looks pretty wonderful as well. Good going, you two!

Kate said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful!

Much less smooshy :P

Kate said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful!

Much less smooshy :P

herhimnbryn said...

Ah blocking! So that is why my first attempt at knitting a scarf has gone curly. What do you block on to?

Isabelle said...

It looks lovelylovelylovely but discouragingly (for me) I didn't wholly understand that post. Blocking? Blocking wire (was that what you said?)?

Penthe said...

I love the colour and the laciness and the pinning to the beadspread.

Especially the shiny silver pin between the two pink ones.

Meggie said...

Gorgeous colour! Hope we see pics, once it is gifted.

Clementine's Shoes said...

Loving your new camera work. And let me know if you want me to lend you Sooz's blocking wires- I can bring them to craft weekend and you can babysit them until next year.

Variegated said...

Beautiful work - congratulations on its completion.
Stainless steel TIG wires (normally used for welding) make excellent blocking wires - and are much less expensive.