Here as promised is a post with some pictures! Finally! From now on I will probably only be updating 1-2 times a week as where I am staying in Tatamagouche does not have any high speed internet. I will try to update when I am back in Halifax for the weekend, or take my laptop to an internet cafe or something. I promise not to drop off the face of the planet for 6 weeks like I did when I was in Saint John though!
So here is my blocking lace shawl. I learned a couple things during this process such as:
- Always make sure your wire is through two threads of yarn on the edge
- Don't block lace at 10:00 at night when you are really tired and impatient and there is no light
- Blocking is kind of a pain in the ass, but totally worth the effort
So what is that I am using as a blocking board? High density Styrofoam that my parents are using to insulate the basement. It works amazingly well! And you can buy 8 feet of it for $20. I am considering investing in some, as at really did work well.
I am really happy with how the shawl came out. The pattern is so pretty and so simple and so addictive. Bonus: It's a garter stitch lace so you always get to knit every other row.