Saturday, July 29, 2006

Row seven and casting off...


Some things are unavoidable. I'm outta yarn. I'm casting off after row seven of the border, and throwing it in the mail on Monday. There are nine rows of leaf clusters at the center line, and it's about 28" unblocked, so we'll see how it looks. I wet down the skein tying scraps to see how they'd act...it will bloom and soften considerably, but there's no downy soft feel. Boo. Ah well. Her shoulders will be warmer, and that will make her trip easier.

An Addendum-I'm in such a rush to get this outta here, I am doing a drip dry blocking. I don't see the point of carefully pinning it out, just to stuff it in a padded envelope so it can get mangled in the post. It should be pressed into service immediately. It ended up about 6 feet across the top, 4 feet deep, and I had a small bit of yarn left, about the size of a wadded up baby sock.

6 comments:

Bri McStan said...

Your shawl looks great, especially to this lace-challenged knitter. I think it was wise to drip dry with the whole time in the envelope coming up.

b2 said...

It's beautiful, bets. That was a close call on yarn. I'll take it to her immediately. I would take a pic of her wearing it to send to you but I don't know how I would feel about seeing it later after she's gone.
B2

Anonymous said...

I like it - all except the part someone needs a prayer shawl.
Drip block is genious!

enid said...

Very Pretty Bets!!

junior_goddess said...

It's not about me. I don't care if there's a picture or not. That's not up to me. Thanks!

Trish said...

Your shawl is fabulous! Loved looking at the pics!