Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Finishing the Flower Basket Shawl--Step 2

After pinning out the points of the shawl, (see previous post) I went back to see whether the points were in line with the row of flower baskets. You will see what I mean in the following photos. In the above photo, you can see that the line of the single stitch ubove the yellow pin head is crooked.
Here you can see that I straightened it out by removing the pin and moving the point so that it is in line with the single stitch.
I think I have all straight lines now!

Well, you can see that the flower basket shall will be a thing of beauty once it is done. I failed to take a photo of the last step in blocking at my house. I covered the shawl with the second half of the sheet! My cat likes to sit on the item being blocked and removes the pins!! That could be disastrous for a lace shawl! It will take a bit longer for the shawl to dry, but it's easier to cover the shawl than to keep the cat out of the living room!

Next post will be the dry, completed shawl!!

9 comments:

bluecanary said...

Wow, it is so beautiful!!! And you would never have guessed it looking at the field of egg cartons! Congratulations!

Silvia said...

Wow! Gail muchísimas gracias por este tutorial!A las primerizas nos irá muy bien para aprender a bloquear de la manera correcta. Acabo de empezar el FBS pero creo que no he elegido la lana adecuada porque es un poco elástica y lleva acrílico y ya imagino que la combinación de estos dos elementos no va a ir bien para el bloqueo!Ojalá me queara tan bonito como a ti!

Hobici said...

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Ryan said...

I don't think I've ever seen a better example of a lace piece going from an amorphous lump to a beautiful, airy work of art, so I have to say, since apparently we can comment in Spanish here, ¡que hermosa!

Silvia said...

Gail, acabo de leer el post donde explicas como utilizar los stitch markers en el FBS. Mil gracias,es un gran placer poder aprender y crecer como tejedora gracias a tu blog!
Un beso muy fuerte!

Michelle said...

What a transformation! Il est très beau. J'aime la couleur. (I don't know Spanish :o)

betty said...

Gail, no puedo creer que no salga mi comentario! Lo escribí una hora después de que lo publicaras, dándote las grácias por él, pues está genial. NO ´se por qué no ha salido.

POr cierto, que seguramente estaré en NY a principios de abril :)

Lolita Blahnik said...

Utilisimo este post sobre bloqueo, gracias!!!

nadine said...

Gail, te ha quedado precioso!!! me encanta el color, muy primaveral :)