Sunday, April 06, 2008

Shetland Blocking

Blocking always amazes me.

This morning I had a blob. A great knitted blob of color. It showed very little hope of being much more.

Shetland Triangle Shawl


In fact, I kept comparing my blob to the other Shetland Triangle Shawls that were displayed on Ravelry.

Shetland Triangle Shawl

I was almost sure that I had done something wrong. No doubt I had ssk'd when I should've k2tog'd. But I couldn't find the mistake.
Shetland Triangle Shawl

But alas, the magic of blocking.
Shetland Triangle Shawl

The Dream in Color Smooshy I used is incapable of pooling and the colors are always so varied and rich. The top picture is probably the closest to the overall color I used (Chinatown Apple), but you can see the variety in the close-ups.

Dry, baby, dry!

14 comments:

knitknerd said...

Gorgeous work!

Michelle said...

Ooooh! Lovely! Blocking is my favourite part.

Angelika said...

It's like a ugly little caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Too poetic? Sorry, that's the first thing that came to mind. Love it.

Becca said...

*drooool*

That is beautiful!! You just can't go wrong with Dream in Color.

km said...

That really is lovely! I'll have to knit something that needs to be blocked like that just so I can see the magic myself.

Charity said...

Tammy, that's really beautiful. And I had no idea that the Dream in Colour wouldn't pool - it looks amazing! :0)

Good Yarns said...

Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous! There are no more words for this work you've done in that wonderful color.

lahodges said...

Tammy, that is absolutely beautiful. Don't you just love DIC?

Donna Boucher said...

I would never have guessed that blocking could be so great!!!!

Hooray!!! Beautiful!

marit said...

Beautiful!

Stefaneener said...

No, what is amazing is that you can't find yourally relat cell phone (something I totally relate to) but you can knit lace. It's like a superpower. And the shawl is lovely.

Stefaneener said...

And I can spell, but my thumb apparently drags over my mouse pad. Sorry.

Yarnhog said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. I love blocking. It's like a little bit of magic in an ordinary day.

Maria said...

Gorgeous!!! How hard has the lace bug hit??? I'm glad you got your hand out of the couch too. I hope you aren't holding your breath waiting for your sock yarn. Honey forgot to mail it while I was gone!!! You get what you pay for, you know!