Friday, October 30, 2009

The Magic of Blocking

A couple of months ago, I bought a beautiful hank of "Aslan Trends Class" and envisioned knitting something lacey with it. Soon after, I found a pattern on Ravelry that seemed like the perfect match. It's called "Cream of Spinach"...a funny name...but a great little pattern. I quickly renamed my project, "Rasberry Cream". It's simple, but gave me more practice and confidence as I tip-toe slowly into the world of "lace" knitting. I liked it as I was knitting but I was hoping that blocking would make it better. But, I guess I really had no idea what blocking could do to this. Here's the before...


And, check out the after...


I'm stunned and amazed! I can't believe the transformation. It's incredible. I love the end result...lacey, pretty, soft...it's going to make a great gift. However, I don't plan on buying this yarn again as it's splitty and snags verrrry easily. The scarf has some snags on it that I just can't get back into place. It's so pretty though that I'm hoping the recipient won't care or notice.

I don't really understand how this works...why it stays this way after blocking but...I'm so glad I made this project and invested in a set of blocking wires. Because, now, I can't wait to try something else lacey and watch another transformation!

5 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

That is so cool!!! I just blocked a sweater, and I was scared to death. It was transformed in a good way....but not nearly as much as your scarf.

Thanks for posting about it!!

Sue

jomamma said...

That's so amazing.

Debbie said...

That made a huge difference, I am going to have to start blocking all my work. I love this scarf, it is beautiful.

Benita said...

Stunningly beautiful! That sweet pink will brighten up someone's Christmas for sure!

KarenB said...

It's so beautiful!