Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Something is missing...

The needles! I finished binding off the shawl last night, and I think it looks great, in that crumpled mess sort of way :) I'm going to get some more pins tonight and Dave is going to pull out the futon so I can get blocking. I'm really excited - first lace project almost complete, and I'm very much looking forward to the blocking magic. I have NO idea how big this is going to turn out, although I don't think it's going to end up much larger than the pattern even though I did five extra repeats of the main pattern. But, we'll see - I'm new to this, maybe it will grow by leaps and bounds? Fingers crossed!

6 comments:

shortoldlady said...

It looks lovely! Congrats on the first lace!! You will be amazed how blocking will transform your shawl. Wear it in good health!

rachel said...

sweeeeeeeeeet

KarenJoSeattle said...

How much larger it gets depends both on the nature of the yarn and on your knitting and its looseness. It's a fun transformation. I hope you have a lot of pins. Enjoy.

Shibani said...

This is soo beautiful Emily! Gorgeous color too... I had seen it at lunch and on the previous posts and I can't believe the weird round cap-like thing has morphed into this lacy magic.

Anonymous said...

Emily, I cannot wait to see it "in person." Jenny will be so thrilled. mom

bookwoman said...

Lovely! Enjoy the blocking magic.

By the way...totally unrelated to anything...have you seen the book Banana by Dan Koeppel? Another to add to your list of single word title food related books.