So, I promised myself no blogging until I’d finished my latest project.
Needless to say, I had no idea just how long the flipping thing would take.
What is this mysterious ‘thing’?
The Lotus Blossom Shawl, naturally.
On the (hopefully annual – hint hint, Connie) Yarn Crawl I saw the most beautiful shawl on display.
I had to create and possess said shawl.
I had to create and possess said shawl in Handmaiden’s Sea Silk.
The yarn is ridiculously beautiful and regardless of what Husband thinks (“It smells like fish.”) I could sit for hours just fondling and smelling the stuff. (“It does not. It smells like The Ocean.”)
Now, this was my first lace project, but as I’m a pretty quick knitter, I didn’t expect it to take me SO LONG. Almost three weeks from start to finish.
This is also the first project I’ve ever blocked.
I know, I know. Bad/lazy/impatient knitter.
I honestly think that you can’t realize the true benefits of blocking until you’ve actually done it.
By the shawl.
Not the naked mannequin.