Sunday, August 03, 2014

Fair and new podcast

Got one thing together for the fair.  To be honest, I made it ages ago and did use it to snuggle with on the couch.  I'd never actually done the finishing. According to the Knitmores, it's not done until its blocked, tails tucked and pictures on Ravelry.

That means that almost everything in my house is still in progress. Lol.  I have a sweater that's over 10 years old and well worn that still has tails.  Oops!  I love it and it wanted lots of pockets that it never got. Maybe eventually.  

Anyway, this shawl was a huge, crazy project. I spent 4 hours washing, soaking and blocking.  I'd found some simple galvanized wire for blocking wires, and they worked nicely for the top. The sides were done with hundreds of pins. Annoying and completely worth it. The fun part was that the fat cat got the idea that the wire was evil and needed to die violently. I wish that I'd filmed it!

Kicked the cat out of the house and finished stretching everything. It grew by more than half.  I always forget how much lace grows. The picture is the shawl pinned on the carpet on a queen size sheet folded in half. 

I won a blue ribbon!!!   I am thrilled that the local yarn store awarded me best in show and I have a gift certificate to use. 3 of the former judges came and said that I was best in the show.  The current judge didn't think so, but that's ok. I think it means more coming from people who's opinion that I value instead of someone that I don't know very well.

This was a post first written on my phone.  I really do like this new system.  Just have to figure out if anyone is still reading. 

No comments: