Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snag me and lacy....

Cashmere, old shale scarf...I started this eons ago, and finished it, and so so, okay, then dyed it, so so okay, then washed it, so so, then decided to block with wires, tedious....then at eleven thirty at night had to take the wires out before the cats decided it was a toy, and took out the wires, and OH MY GOD dess.....what a piece of work...I found myself running around the room saying "mine mine mine" ...so this is my discovery of blocking...I have blocked before, sweaters, hats, socks even but never with wires and never cashmere, and this is sooooo mine.... I went directly onto Harlot's site, as I had remembered her writing about fabulous blocking wires, which mine weren;t, and ordered me a set....and because I thought maybe I shouldn;t , I don;t the money, well I;ll just find the site...so in a wing and a prayer, I went to yarn harlot, hit what I thought was around the site voila, hit the right "past post", and took that as a sign that I must order them...doesn't take much to convince me......so I await the wires...in the meantime, more lace.....Frenchette came over and gave me my first chart reading lesson, and it was sweet....she;s not too anal, just anal enough to teach me..and here is my first beginnings of flower basket shawl, in kid mohair, of the sweetest aquamarine color...this was hours of work you are looking at, so this will be a long journey into night... so wish me luck and may the force be with me...and frenchette in case I bugger up....I think I can only do so much of this a day, then go back to mundane housework, cooking, or socks...something I don;'t have to concentrate so much on....so bring on the snaggy and lacy, I'm on the road to wispy land...

3 comments:

Louisa said...

Hah! Another one bitten by the lace bug! Isn't blocking total magic? You start with a bundle of yarn and end up with gossamer and starlight. It's addicting...

frenchette said...

looks too cool, especially with black background....
Only 17 repeats to go.LOL.
Good luck. Frenchette.

Rabbitch said...

nom nom nom.

Like I say, unblocked lace looks like a bucket of boiled ass, no matter how good you are. But after the blocking you can hear the angels singing ...