I don’t hate blocking my finished knits but I have a bag full of unblocked shawls.
Let’s call it Blockophobia.
Lucky for me, Tom helped wire and pin the Trillian Shawl
that I made. It’s a gift for someone who works at the host hotel for Stitches South. I goofed and made it with stockinette, instead of garter stitch…and I love it. It’s so soft and as light as air.
The yarn is Miss Babs, Yowza- Whatta Skein! in Sky Angels colorway.
Blocking Mis En Place. Boards, wires, pins, Soak wool wash in Aquae, and the shawl.
A little soak
A few pins and wires
A second blocking board, more pins and wires
And, just because everything was out, I decided to block my Featherweight Cardigan which I finished in 2011. What’s the rush?
Tom couldn’t help with the whole blocking but he was there through a lot of the wiring.
That is also Miss Babs. The yarn is Yet, in the Vlad’s colorway. I really love that name.
It was blocked a bit severely and I have to work out the “ridges” along the sleeves.
The only trouble with blocking two items in two days? Ask my Chiropractor. I could hardly move and think I’ll space the rest of them out a bit more.
Will I see you at Stitches South?