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Old 11-28-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Here's the shawl I finished last week. The sun finally came out today, so I was able to get a good picture. Both the pattern and yarn are from blackberry-ridge.com - it's called Wings of Fantasy by Hazel Carter. I love knitting lace, but I'm not really a lace-wearing kind of girl. I plan to give it to my Mom for Christmas. I think it will be perfect for her to wear when she gets dressed up to go to the opera.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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That is stunning!
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Oh wow! That is gorgeous! Beautiful work.
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Wow! That is amazing!
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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and a great job blocking it. I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and a great job blocking it. I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?
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Wow, very lovley! I can just see that at the Opera. What a wonderful gift.

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1to1 wrote: I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?
This was the first shawl I blocked, so I had to kind of wing it. I got it thoroughly wet and then pressed it between two towels to get out the extra water. Then I just slowly pinned it out until it looked like the picture on the pattern. (I used one of those foam floor puzzles that my kids have). I wasn't sure how much to stretch it. I ended up pulling it pretty tight but I was gentle about it. When I took out the pins, I thought it would bounce back, but amazingly it stayed exactly how I pinned it. Blocking made a huge difference - it was 40x23" before blocking and 58x34" after blocking.

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