Sunday, March 11, 2007

before and after

I blocked the sheep shawl the other day.
It got huge!
Before:
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After:
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A lot of people said when they saw the unblocked picture that it hardly needed blocking, and so did I, but now that I see the difference, it's amazing! The Zephyr is just awesome to work with, I was afraid that the washing as blocking would take away it's sheen, but if anything it got even better.

Modeled:
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(not the best picture, but the best I could do with a tripod and a 10 second lead.)

I can't wait to give this to Monica.
It's a good thing that may is right around the corner!

Up next, the wedding veil shawl.
I have a little started on it right now, and it looks rather un-assuming, but I'm hoping that it transforms as beautifully as the sheep shawl did. I'm only knitting it in merino lace weight though. But it feels like it has a lot of stretch to it, and it's buttery soft and cozy.

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Abigail
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/

6 Comments:

Blogger Anni said...

That's a beautiful shawl. I bet you're pleased with it. The wedding veil shawl is looking lovely too.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Cheryl in VA said...

WOW it looks great. I am surprised also about how much blocking affects the shawls. I will be eager to see the wedding veil shawl as well.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Ria said...

I love really big shawls like that. And it looks fantastic, too. Well done!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

thanks!
this really was an incredibly fun knit!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kinderhook said...

This is gorgeous. Can you tell me where the pattern came from? I was looking for something to make for my daughter who's getting married at the end of this year. This looks perfect! My email is sba13221 at flash dot net.
Thanks a bunch! -- Sally

6:25 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Beautiful! The blocking did make an incredible difference. Congratulations on a job well done!

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7:57 PM  

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