knitnana: Catharina Blocking

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Catharina Blocking

It's Sunday. I have a lot to do...catching up since yesterday (my fun-filled, yarny extravaganza) was basically a FUNday! So the washing machine and dryer are going full tilt, I've got bags in process, and of course, I'd planned on blocking Catharina...So here she is Unblocked:

And in her bath...

And fully stretched out...I LOVE my KP Blocking Wires!

And here's one of the scallops...

And then...OMG!

I have caught the ends, and will sew them together, but guess what? After I took this? I found another one. (sigh) And I caught those ends and will take care of them too, they're just too far into the shawl to try to repair them in a properly knitterly way. I think thread will be the best method to secure them so they don't pop again. How on earth did I miss these?

I have never claimed to be perfect. Not going to start now!

And I can't wait to take her off the blocking board.


Blogger Opal said...

Blocking wires are a Godsend! I can't wait to see Catharina in all her blocked glory either. :)

2:29 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Whoops! Oh well, at least you can tidy them up, right?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Looks gorgeous and I love solid white shawls. I may get some wires this time around.

5:29 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Oh no, well I'm so glad you caught them after all that work

6:05 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful! Glad you caught the loose ones. Blocking a shawl seems like a huge project.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Oh, ack! Been there, done that, myself. Catharina is really lovely, though. I can't wait for the "after" picture.

9:21 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

its beautiful. those little bits will disappear into the shawl, never to be noticed again!

11:04 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

I thought it lovely even before blocking. Stretching her out to fullest will release even more of your wrap's beauty!

12:57 AM  
Blogger JoanM said...

tThe shawl looks so lovely. There's always some small thing, but no one but you will know.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Thank you for your super review of the shop!! What fun it was to see you all on Saturday! I hope that everyone will feel welcome to come anytime and hang out and knit. I thank everyone for making my day a SUPER success and always LOVE the company!! The shawl will be beautiful and no one will be the wiser. I was the lucky one though, I got to see her in person!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I love how the blocking wires pull out the scallops... so sorry you had to have a few corrections to make there at the end, but whatever works, right? It is an amazing shawl, and aren't you gifting this one to someone? You are tempting me to try a creamy white...

12:11 PM  
Blogger Veggies.... said...

You'll be able to fix these 'booboos' no problem Sallee. I always seem to have one or two (oh my gosh, how'd I miss that) moments, when finishing any garment, sewn, knit or crochet. Your work is so neat and lovely otherwise, that's what to focus on.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

She is absolutely beautiful, loose ends and all. A tribute to your sizable talent! I'm glad you caught those ends though before they unfurled! :)

1:34 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Well, it does look beautiful, and you caught the holes before they caused a problem. Blocking wires are great.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Aren't blocking wires great? I'm so glad you caught those ends, and I can't wait to see pictures of it off the wires :)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Shelob said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! What a triumph!


12:36 AM  

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