I mean, its blocking right now. And I need to weave in the yarn ends. But I have scarves that I wear that still have yarn hanging off, so I’m not counting that as being unfinished in my world.
Here’s the picture you’d better have been waiting for…
My pretty-ass purple shawl being all blocked and shit. I love how that lace looks.
Just check out the difference between the lace pre-blocking:
Cool, right? But not pretty? Then check it out blocking:
It just amazes me. I mean, I’ve made this shawl before (with the wrong yarn), so I knew it would be a drastic change. The pattern even says you NEED to specifically open up the lace in blocking because of this change. But it still shocks me anyway how much it changes.
I cannot wait for this to be dry. I don’t know how long it’ll take at all, so I’ll probably leave it on there for a good 24 hours. It was already drying off as I pinned it, but it’s definitely still very damp.
Except I’m not sure what to do with it now. I’m not a shawl person, I just love making them. It’s not really my style.
I could sell it, but my Etsy store is a failure and I don’t know another way.
So I guess I made a pretty shawl to look at. Oh well. I’m still considering this a worthwhile project!