Friday, March 28, 2008

Magic!

The Swallowtail Shawl is blocking! It went from this: To this:
in a matter of minutes. This was a group effort - I borrowed the blocking wires (which I only used on the top) from Jennifer, and Anne-Marie came over for moral support and to help with the pinning. We were both impressed by what a difference the blocking made. It is true that it's quite a transformation. I was able to block the shawl to about 60x27 inches, which is, I think, an acceptable size. It's still pinned to the futon although it's pretty much dry already. I must admit I'm a bit afraid to unpin it for fear that it might snap back to its unblocked state, although I know that's unlikely. I tried to get a good shot from the side but didn't really succeed. This is the best one. I'll take more close-up shots so you can all appreciate the nupps (and muse about the project) when it's finished blocking! I am, in all honestly, amazed that I knit this...

7 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Magnificent!
It is amazing that what was just yarn a few weeks ago you turned into this beautiful shawl...

shortoldlady said...

Isn't blocking AMAZING! Your shawl is lovely - enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Simply awesome. Must get pictures of Jenny with it on. mom

Jennifer said...

Looks lovely!

bookwoman said...

Can't wait to see it modeled! It's truly beautiful.

Rachael said...

Beautiful!!

f. pea said...

wow emily, it came out beautifully. even more impressive, because when i first glanced at the first picture, i thought it was a bowl of ground beef. and to think, it turned into a swallowtail shawl!