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Block Experiment

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!

Cheers!

Annie

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Blue Monday :: 4

Girasole. The circular blanket.
Just barely blue, but one of the most beautiful pieces of knitting I’ve seen in a long time.
Mesmerizes me like a mandala.
I have been day-dreaming about making one of these for awhile now… maybe after the holidays…

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Blue Monday :: 2

finished ishbel, originally uploaded by nelliemae.

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.

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