Monday, June 20, 2011

Lace won the Race.

If you remember, I was working on a knitted shawl for my brothers wedding.

I had it to where all I needed to do was block it.

This last week when I came home from work
 my dad surprised me with the blocking frame he said he would make for me!

So my project for that afternoon was to nail in nails every inch, into the frame.

Then I had to wash the shawl.
The lovely shade of green the water took after washing the shawl in cold water..

The REALLY scary part!
I haven't really ever blocked before, and the little I have done is just pinning the item to the ironing board with a an exorbitant amount of pins.
So it was rather frighting taking this piece of knitting that took me months of diligently knitting and STRETCHING it beyond recognition.

The blocking frame was a little to long, but I would rather have it to long then to SHORT!!!!
I was able to figure out a good way to fix my conundrum

:) thank you Pops!

The shawl in the blocking frame

After blocking.

I love the pointy edge:)

The way that this yarn blocks isn't as wonderful as I thought it would be.
The edges kinda curl under, but it does have a nice texture to it.
My brothers wedding is this week and the weather "people" say it's going to be around 80 degrees out side, 
so I'm not sure if I will be wearing this or not but I got it done just in case!
Happy blocking~


  1. It is so beautiful Kacie! Excellent work.

  2. I would wear it anyway even if it is a 100 out. It is gorgeous.

  3. what a beautiful piece of art kacie! you have always been so talented, ideas come to you so freely. i am enjoying my time reading your blog. keep up the great work!