Monday, July 14, 2008

It's a Miracle

One of the most amazing things about knitting is the incredible difference blocking can make to a finished project. Blocking is the process of wetting, stretching an item into shape (holding it there with lots of rods/pins), then allowing it to dry -- thereby setting the shape. Remember the Mystic Meadows shawl in my last post? It was a big blue blob of yarn. And now......
Mystic Meadows Stole

Obviously the lower section is leaves; the middle section is flowers and the upper is butterflies -- just like a meadow. The finished size is 20 inches by 60 inches -- perfect for throwing over my shoulders when it's chilly.


Em said...

that is so pretty!

Yellow Rose said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! You are so darn talented. Not to mention all the patience that takes!