Today I had my photo shoot with the fabulous Lauri, and I’m so excited about it I can’t even wait for the photos to get to me before I start writing about it!
She took photos of my recently finished slouch hat, magi-cowl, and almost mittens that are soooo much better than the ones I took. Hooray!
Oh ya, and be on the look out for the patterns for all three… coming soon… and two of them will be free! Can you guess which ones?
So y’all just have to wait to see the beautiful shots she got… haha!
I love this cowl! It’s the first one I’ve designed, and it feels magical, so I’m calling it the “Magi Cowl”.
Block your work people! it’s totally awesome. Before blocking you couldn’t see any of the holes from the lace pattern, and the edges rolled in making it look like a clown collar! Blocking is magic!
For all these years, I have resisted blocking my work. Mostly out of laziness, I think. But not this time! I just finished designing this lovely little lacy cowl, and I decided that today was the day I was going to finally try blocking something. I followed instructions I found in the article To Block or Not to Block by Jessica Fenlon Thomas on knitty.com.
Here is the before picture:
And here it is after (I laid it out on a folded up towel sitting in a glass pan):
I’m hoping that the edges will continue to lay down once it’s dried out. And I can already see how it makes the lace stitch stand out.
Now we just wait a day or two until it dries!
For the second installment of Blue Monday, I’ve found this beautiful, lacy little number. I just love the way it hangs! Makes me want to make something delicate.