Here are some before and after pictures. I just love the transformation from bunched up to lacey and drapey that blocking does to this shawl.
|Including the obligatory 'photo including feet' which is just so fashionable in blog land.|
Pattern: Dahlia Shawl (duh)
Measurements: Blcoked to the recommended 70" x 35"
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 2ply cone. Great yarn, I will be using more of this. Just so economical and wonderful results! It turned our really lovely and soft. I only used 140g of the 200g cone.
And finally, modelled by the lovely Crochet Biatch R herself!!
Blocking is great isn't it? Although this blocking this shawl is always a pinning marathon. I used 226 pins for this sucker! (Yes, I have a thing with counting...) On top of that, I couldn't find my tin of pins, you know the one, with the pictures of pins on the tin? So I had to go to TWO different supermarkets to find some more. Seriously, first world problems.
And to make matters worse one of the heads of the pins fell off while I was madly pinning and I it stabbed me! And I had a couple of anomolies. Meet Blunt Pin and Two Head Pin. I was trying to use Blunt Pin and getting increasingly frustrated until I actually looked at it and realised it was blunt. Gah!
|Yes, I really did take close up pictures of pins. I thought you'd be interested.|