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.

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!


Knitcrazy said...

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


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.