Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blocking Central

Yesterday, I finished Dawn's Annis Shawl after many, many problems. It only took me 11 days, even with all that frogging!

I blocked it last night, and since I had been avoiding blocking Kim's Infinity scarf, I did that too. My mom's sewing area has a nice big fold out table that was perfect!



This shawl blocked out into a nice crescent shape really easily. My dad just got back from China, and wants me to make a scarf for his interpretor, and I think I'll use this pattern, it is so pretty! You can see Kim's scarf in the background there, that took just a little bit of soaking and then I used a garbage bag to protect the table and just pushed it into shape with my hands. For the shawl, I used a cardboard fabric cutting board my mom has and pinned it into shape.





Pattern: Annis from Knitty
Yarn: Malabrigo Laceweight Velvet Grapes
Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks Interchangeables 32" Circ
Mods: I added two extra repeats, cast on 387 sts (I think) and adjusted the short rows because of that.

I really enjoyed knitting it, once I knew what I was doing was right!

I also started some Fuzzy Feet Slippers for Ben (my brother) last night, I got really far!



I'm making these out his scarf yarn - I decided it's really not scarf yarn at all. It's way too itch, but probably perfect to felt!

2 comments:

Andrea... said...

The scarf is gorgeous and worth the trouble you had with it :)

Julie said...

wow, that shawl is stunning!! And the colour is amazing.