February 1, 2007

How to make a knitter crazy.

How to make a knitter crazy. In 3 steps.

Step 1: Give her something really lacy, pretty, and rectangular to block and the desire to block it right now.
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Step 2. Hide her blocking wires.
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Step 3: Don’t give her enough of the pins with the large heads to finish the job.
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Oh the lengths I will go to for properly blocked lace.
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Seriously I don’t know what the #$% happened to my blocking wires. Perhaps Dexter ate them.

But I totally think it was worth it in the end:
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Pattern: Falling Water Lace Scarf
Needles: Size 7, Knitpicks Options
Yarn: Crystal Palace Kid Merino that my grandma gave me for Christmas.

And a few more shots of it finished and off the blocking board:
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Lace knitting is so fun!

16 comments:

  1. OMG! It's stunning!!! I don't know what else to say.

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  2. It's so beautiful!!! All of your hard work sure paid off. :)

    PS: After seeing your pics, I've decided I must get a blocking board. Especially if I plan to start knitting lace.

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  3. I love it... the colors are so pretty ;)
    I need a blocking board too. Where did you get yours? It looks huge!

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  4. Looks great! I never thought of using that thing (what's it called?) as a blocking board - I usually use mine only to lay out sewing patterns, but what a great idea!!!

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  5. OH that is gorgeous!!!!!!!! I wonder what did with my old board like that....I used to have one for sewing and haven't seen it in forever!

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  6. OK, I have to admit that I was hesitantly optimistic about a "rainbow" lace scarf.

    I currently have a huge case of indigestion from eating all the words that I was holding in my doubt of this scard.

    WOW - that is amazingly beautiful.

    I shall never doubt you again.

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  7. Uh, my breathe taketh away! Stunning truly stunning! Where did you get your block board? Curious.

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  8. Oh my gosh - that is stunning. I wouldn't have thought to block it but it really showed off the lace work.
    Maybe that is why I don't do lace as of yet - I never blocked it so it didn't have that finished look.
    You are so smart!
    Holly

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  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I have been contemplating getting blocking wires since I've decided 2007 is going to be a lace knitting year...you have convinced me to do so!
    I wanted to thank you for welcoming me to the Manly Gift KAL, it's going to be fun!

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  10. wow, jeanne...that is just gorgeous! great job and bad dexter for eating the blocking wires ; )

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  11. It's gorgeous! I love that pattern and the yarn colors are lovely. Definitely worth the hassle of blocking it.

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  12. Wow, it's beautiful!!

    Oh and I'm jealous, you have a blocking pad!!

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