I finished the knitting of the edging of the Woodland Shawl.
Here she is, pre-blocking. (Cat included for scale.)
She took a nice leisurely bubble-bath.
And I blocked her. (Cat tail included for scale.)
By golly, it’s lace!
In my remarks about whether it is lace or crap, it was not my intention to fish for compliments, but I do thank you for the nice things you said about my shrivelled up lace!
What I was trying to express was that I really had very little clue how this would turn out until I blocked it. In my head, the patterns I used seemed to go together, but until I saw the whole thing spread out and blocked, well, it’s just durn hard to predict.
But I like it.
It’s 88 inches across the top edge, and 44 inches from top to bottom.
A close-up of the center pattern:
A close-up of the border pattern:
A close-up of the edging:
I’ll post more pix on Sunday.
Lucy’s excited about the blocking process.
Me? I’m excited about my next lace project: the Spring Flowers Shawl! Here’s a sneak preview: