Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Take One

Take one skein of very soft 4 ply merino wool in colour way 'Finch' (from Meadow Yarn),


add a couple of weeks and several many stitch markers,


and you end up with a crumpled looking mess!


Now add a couple of days of severe blocking,


and voila, the crumpled mess turns into a lacy shawl.


It's very soft and pretty and I'm looking forward to wearing it on a lovely warm evening.  Soon I hope :-)

14 comments:

Celia Hart said...

That is so lovely! I bet you're pleased with it.
C xx

PS do not machine wash ;-)

meadowyarn said...

That is *beautiful*!! Such a lovely colour... and we've almost got the weather for it here in Suffolk this week! Roll on summer evenings indeed...

busybusybeejay said...

That is lovely.Blocking is a pain but worth the ffort.You must be so pleased.I am also into shawl and scarf knitting in lace.I am doing Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail at the mom ent in cashmere.

Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful. It's amazing how blocking brings out the wonderful pattern. You must be so pleased with it, and we've just about got the weather for it at the moment too.

elaine said...

How lovely - you clever thing you. p.s. you have an admirer of your work - I was showing my neighbour my holiday snaps on the computer and she looked up and saw that picture I got from you. She was very impressed - in fact, she wasn't bothered about my snaps, and just kept studying your lovely picture. Just thought you would like to know.

rusty duck said...

Blocking is a minor miracle only recently discovered by me. I hope you get to wear your beautiful shawl soon too!

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

What a lovely, pretty shawl, you are clever :o)

Gina said...

That is incredibly beautiful!

WendyK said...

It has turned out to be a fabulous shawl. Reminded me of my previous life, when I made things like that.

CATHY DANIEL said...

AhHa! Wondered where you'd been and this is what you've been up to! Time well spent cos it is just gorgeous - if I spot it on a summer's day I shall know it's you!! xCathy

Iz said...

Wow, I'm impressed!

flowerlady said...

exquisite and unique, I am working on a jumper at the moment to take to Paris the first week of April!

Toffeeapple said...

It is gorgeous!

Cottage Garden said...

That is one gorgeous shawl Sue - did you wear it today I wonder ..:-))