Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

DryingThe triangle shawl is about half dry, the light is uneven in the sewing room so I'm only showing a piece of it.

I've tried to be a little aggressive with the blocking, so that the stitch definition will still be good after I unpin it.
Now that it's on the wires (blocking wires from Knitpicks), it's easy to see that there are four stitch patterns. The first three are leafy (leaf, fir cone, a leaf from a Japanese stitch dictionary), and the last one is ripple. The first and last are from Evelyn Clark's book, and the other are patterns I wanted to try out and crammed into the chart. I was trying to go from a fairly closed leaf to more open patterns, and while I think it was a good theory, they kind of all seem to have the same amount of openness. The ripple at the bottom is the most open, and I think it makes a nice border.

Hopefully, it will be totally dry later today, although I may leave it pinned out until tomorrow regardless.

Rhonda--I'll definitely bring it to knit night once I'm back in town, provided that I don't lose it while I'm travelling!

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

Can't wait! The photo is just a tease!

Wendee said...

Very pretty!

tiennie said...

I just love the magic of blocking and seeing pretty knits turn gorgeous like this!

the Procrastinatrix said...

holy moly, that's just gorgeous!!!

(first time commenter, found my way here from a post you made on Ravelry) :)

Sabbath D. said...

Stunning! I can't wait to see it at knit night!

Veronique said...

I love all those leaves!

nicole said...

Wow, you're right, the balance of stitch patterns is really good here. Congratulations on putting together your own combination. I can't wait to see it all done.

angelarae said...

Like it! Girl, you better not lose that!

Ang

Knitting in the Rain said...

Wow! It looks gorgous! Can't wait to see it "in person".