Monday, June 6, 2011

{Knitting on Fiori Di Sole is DONE}

and here she is in all her pre-blocked glory:


If you've studied the Fiori Di Sole pattern, you may notice that I opted to skip the fancy crochet bind off.  I made a judgement call based on how much yarn I had left after the last purl row, and boy am I glad I did, because here's what i had left after casting off:


I'm pretty sure if I'd tried the crochet bind off I would have run out of yarn.  Sure, it's true that I have another skein of this lace yarn, but have you ever wound Malabrigo lace? it's a P.I.T.A.  Besides, I think I like just the leaves at the bottom.

Now for blocking.  I don't have wires at the moment... do I wait and see if I can *get* wires somewhere, or I just pin it out as per usual for me?  I'm debating... waffling, you could say. There's a  sink full of water waiting for this shawl right this moment, but I think I've changed my mind yet again.

Opinions?

5 comments:

  1. Oh waaauuw... gorgeous, already, even without being blocked first.

    And you would definitely have run out of yarn. if crochet's good for anything, it's eating through your yarn like a hungry bear with a craving for fibre.

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  2. Block it now. You can always do it again when you get some wires... I want to see it finished and purty!!!

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