Icelandic Lace

This morning I got up an extra half hour early , because tonight is the monthly First Friday craft night, at which time I have to pass thing off to its rightful owner, and I could not possibly procrastinate any longer. I sat down and wove in the ends (there were a lot of ends) and then I pulled out my blocking pads and my pins and I soaked it and then pinned it out with a whole heck of a lot of pins (a LOT of pins). I shut it into the newly renovated green room to keep it away from feline ‘assistance’ (they like very much to ‘assist’ me in blocking, mainly by methodically removing the pins with their teeth) and left it in there all day to dry.

And when I came home, I had this:

It’s the Icelandic Lace Shawl, which I made as a shop sample for a friend. It’s a pretty straight forward pattern, except that you really have to pay attention because you do a lot of color changing and different stitch patterns. Plus I think there were something like 1100 stitches required for that crocheted loop bind-off, and by the time I was done with that I was about ready to stab something (or possibly somebody) with the crochet hook. We will not even discuss the pinning of all of those little loops, either. But it turned out quite nice, and the crocheted loop bind off was worth it, no matter how many things I might have been muttering under my breath about it while in process. Heh.

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One Response to Icelandic Lace

  1. Kath says:

    Wow – that is gorgeous! I’m so impressed.

    And as far as I know, no one has ever proved that knitting is harmed by the use of four-letter words during any part of the process, including blocking. In fact, for some patterns I think it’s mandatory!

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