Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Finished Object - Elizabeth I, Town & Country

Yesterday afternoon I washed and block my lace scarf finally it turned out very nice. I got to use my new blocking/dressing wires for the first time and it was a learning experience. I will suggest not trying to block something right after your eye doctor dilates your eyes. Unless you really want a challenge and a headache.

Here's my blocked scarf with the new wires and pins:


Not bad if I do say so myself. I probably could have stretched it more but I liked this shape and I didn't want to abuse the alpaca too much. This morning I found it dry and beautiful. Blocking is still just magic to me.

It's so pretty! I love how it looks all blocked out and the stitches definition is very clear.


Stats:
Knit Time - a couple weeks (I think)
Yarn - Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud
Pattern - Elizabeth I, Town & Country variation

I'm looking forward to working on the Glorianna variation in an earth tone yarn but I need to finish the peapod set first and then knit up a GAAA square. It's all about planning!

3 comments:

Knitcrazy said...

Your scarf is beautiful Angela....
How many skeins of Alpaca C. did it take ??

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Angela said...

One skein was plenty. The pattern calls for 330 yards and each skein of Alpaca Cloud is 440 yards.

Sarah-Hope said...

I knit one of these for my mom last Christmas out of Knit Picks' lace-weight. I still haven't tried the pother two patterns.