On Friday, three Guild members got together to do a little blocking.
First we soaked Lisa’s shawl in warm water and SOAK for about 20 minutes. Then we laid it out on a towel…
… rolled it up…
… and pressed down on it like crazy!
Then we took it into the office and laid it out on the blocking pads.
We pinned the points first…
… then the peaks along the bottom edge.
And finally we added blocking wires along the top edge…
… and pinned them into place.
We’re pleased with our efforts. (Belle the Dog carefully supervised the whole process.)
Then we blocked Lisa’s Austin Hoodie. She’s finished the body and is ready to sew up the shoulders and add the sleeves.
It has lovely texture.
My blocking the next day, for my Heart of Wales Shawl, didn’t go quite as well.
What’s that? A HOLE?!
After I laying down in a dark room for a while to recover, I determined that there was no broken thread — I apparently just didn’t catch all the loops in one of the k3tog. I’m pretty sure I can fix it, but… well fooey anyway!