knitnana: Block Party!

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Block Party!

I didn't count the pins, but I'm going to have to give MFMPPF the bad question, we have to have a King-sized bed...this Queen just can't block these big shawls without going down to the sides of the box springs! lololol

This is a closeup of the center triangle lace pattern - this is the one I frogged completely after being about 1/2 way through the triangle!

The point is off the side of the bed...I love love love this yarn (Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed), the color (Boheme), everything about this shawl project (knit on size 10 Susan Bates circulars) - THANK YOU Cheryl Oberle for a Gorgeous Design (Highland Triangle Shawl from Folk Shawls)!
But as big as it is, I really had to have some help from my favorite Knitting Assistant!

...Okay, Mom, I'm almost done on this side by the wall, could you hand me another pin please?

Mom? Umm...This is One Big Shawl...Did you realize???
...The Meezer
edited at 9:30p.m.
{gulp} OMG. Her blocked wingspan is 110 inches, and 55 from neck to tip. You're not kidding that it's One Big Shawl, Ms. Meezer!


Blogger Jane said...

ROTFL... At least the Meezer wasn't in the middle of it like the last photo {g}.. I'd probably have all three of ours trying to "help"

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Geraldine and the Mitz said...

Hi again, Thanks for another great post. I can certainly relate re: the pins, all of our cats loved pins, especially the ones with the colored heads. Its quite a challenge trying to cut out a pattern from fabric when the pins are being eyed up and slid out if the opportunity presents itself (one minute of NOT paying attention is all it takes!!) Not a good plan Meezer...try the catnip instead.

BFN, Geraldine and the Mitz

12:27 PM  
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12:30 PM  
Blogger The Meezer said...

Hi, All! Meezer here...Mom let me type a reply. I love to play with the pins, but I'm a good girl. I never never eat them. I carefully put them in the shawls, or take them out of the pin dish, or pinned fabrics, and drop them on the floor whenever Mom won't pay enough attention to me. But THAT's ALL...I don't particularly like the vet, you see

12:34 PM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Hope my Sampler Shawl turns out half as well, and I'll be a happy gal!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Gorgeous shawl, but it just can't compare to your assistant! :)

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Isela said...

Wow, gorgeous shawl!! The size is just perfect to snuggle with a pair little tykes :)

2:48 AM  
Blogger JoanM said...

Your shawl is truly beautiful. congratulations on a job well done.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

LOL! One big shawl indeed! Must feel lovely... :)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Beautiful shawl! Another masterpiece! You really knit this one up fast...I'm very impressed!

Meezer is so sweet to help out!


12:34 PM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

Utterly gorgeous! (and so is the shawl)

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW.. The Shawl is absolutely Georgeous!!!!
maybe you better make Meezer a Blankie :)

5:58 PM  
Blogger OceanKnitter said...

Oh, the blocking, the pins! I haven't yet blocked the Susan Shawl, and I don't have a spare bed big enough either. I think it will be easiest for me on a piece of unused carpet I have rolled up in the garage.
Thanks for visiting my blog - your comment guided me here!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

That shawl is absolutely amazing, WOW!! You have done an awesome job of it, I love your helper too!!

Jo sharp yarns are brilliant, but they are Australian after all ;)

9:12 PM  
Blogger cindi said...

Gorgeous! I've been eyeing the pattern, and now I'm inspired to make it. And such a helpful, beautiful kittie!

7:24 AM  
Blogger mf said...

It's absolutely beautiful~! The kitty too!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

The shawl looks beautiful! LOL! I could use one right now, as it is cold here in Holland :-)

3:13 AM  

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