Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blocking mats and the things one pins to them

I finished my very first shawl!

Agonizingly, it was ready to wear on Sunday morning, rather than on Saturday when I wanted it, but that was just as well because I didn't have all my blocking gear until late Saturday night and I don't think the finished product would have been worth a second glance without it.

As it is, I think it's quite lovely.

Go blocking wires!

I figured out a few attractive ways to wear it and wrote up the pattern to share, but that will have to wait until I either recover sufficiently from my latest wicked cold-or-flu episode to be able to model it, or find somebody sufficiently untroubled by H1N1 to model it for a coughing, snuffling photographer.

Preferably the former, sigh.


Karen said...

Beautiful, Maire! And it's just as well you didn't have it Saturday -- it was sweltering in that place by about 10, and I had to shed the sweater I'd finished last week (just in time for the Fair, curses!) to avoid melting into a puddle of butter. What yarn, pattern, and needles did you use for the shawl? 'Cos it sure is pretty!

Kathleen Taylor said...

absolutely gorgeous! Wahoo!