Blocking is to lace as Viagra is to, well you get my drift ….. they both make magic. Both take something that has limited shape and makes them amazing!!How is that for a metaphor? I’ve been giggling about it for a day or two and since I haven’t blogged in a bit, I thought I would start with a funny.
Blocking is truly magical. I can be knitting away on a project, mostly lace as of late and when they are blocked, my hubby is always amazed. There are comments like, where did that come from?, when did you make that? That didn’t look like that when you were knitting it. And this is true. Sometimes I have a little doubt about what it’s going to look like until it has a good bath and it hits the blocking board and the magic happens. Just like my finished Sagebrush by Romi Hill. It looked small and although I used 98% of the skein I doubted that I would be able to wrap it twice around my neck, but then the
Viagra blocking happened and it grew. Now you see why my metaphor works so well!!!
I do love the pattern and I did it in Yankee Stride so it feels so lovely around my neck and I can wrap it twice, which is exactly what I wanted. It’s so light and drapey yet provides such warmth. This knits up really quick and would make lovely gifts. In case you didn’t know, the holidays are not far away!
I entered my beautiful shawl Cactus Flower, also by Romi Hill into our local County Fair and I was recognized with a lovely 2nd Place ribbon. My son told me I was robbed…my sweet defender.
This is my finest knitting to date! I adore this shawl and Romi Hill.
I haven’t been ignoring you I am just really busy dying. I am not sure that I can talk about my top secret dying yet, but I am at a point where I can start dying for the Etsy shop and the rest of my knitter friends.
I will be casting on that sweater as soon as I dye the yarn! I actually took stock of the sweaters I own and there seemed to be a common anthem…blue, green, teal, pink, purple, blue…you see where this is headed. I dyed a color completely off the grid for me and others have been consulted and it is yummy. To be continued in another post.
I hope all is well with you and I hope I gave you a giggle!