A place to share my adventures and updates of the going-on's in my life. Mainly to discuss my journey to lose weight and be fit. Also to discuss goals I have set out for myself and the traveling that it brings.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Beauty of Blocking
Foxy Shawl was my first lace project that I have blocked. I will be taking pictures tonight of its grand debut.I had a lot of fun making this shawl.I think mainly because it tested my patience more than once. The first time was when I had to rip out the lace pattern because it started off crooked.And although everyone thought no one would notice…sadly I would.Then when I bound off the shawl and was stretching it out to see the lace pattern open up it started unraveling.I missed something when binding off.I took a big breath, sewed in a life line and then undo the bind off.Instead of ripping back to the beginning of lifeline I just worked between to repeats to save my work.Now I have to say the shawl was worth it as you can see the picture in the previous blog.I was working on a pink cowl this weekend and I am considering frogging the whole thing.It is humungous and I doubt I would wear it this big. Here is a picture of it:
I also am working on my Monday Knit Nite project.It has become a very simple knit.At first all the yarn over’s baffled me but as I continued on it I began to enjoy it.I do have to say I did frog the first rows because the plastic needles made me knit looser.I wait until metal and I meet again.I do have to say that the plastic needles feel so light that I feel as if I am knitting a cloud. Here is a picture of my drop dead fred scarf: