26 October 2011
I finally got to try out my super flexible blocking wires from in-spin-knit-y. I love them!
So. Are you ready to see blocking pictures?
This is Muse #4 (numbers 2 and 3 are still on the needles and waiting because I had to finish #4). She is part of the 7 Small Shawls Year 2 eBook subscription. I chose to block the scallops flat across the bottom, but you could also block them rounded.
Muse #4 forced me to cheat on Muses #2 and #3 both. Hopefully, they will forgive me! You know how it is. I simply could not resist the siren call of the texture paired with that amazing yarn from Alisha. YUM! (btw, message Alisha and she will put you on her yarn list if you want this one.)
The colorway is Ashes and the base is her 80% merino, 20% nylon sock yarn called "Descent (of Woodpeckers) Fingering" and it is being pre-tested as I write this.
Also, I realized that I talked about this in my Ravelry forum, but never blogged about my Knitscene cover! Meet Ileana.
I was so excited for her to come out because as soon as I sent the sample off, I started one for myself! I, of course, had to hide it from you all, which was very difficult. Here's a shot on an armless mannequin which makes the sleeve look a little wonky where the lace meets the stockinette, but in real life, it is a smooth transition. It shows the lace around the neckline much better though!
I haven't finished my own Ileana yet - I still have the sleeves to go. It's a super fun and fast knit, but I just have had so much other stuff to knit for samples that I had to put it aside. I can't wait to get back to it!
Well, now it's back to the yarn mines for me. :)