04 May 2014 @ 04:41 pm
Of knitting, blocking, and tasselled things.  
I finished my second major knitting project today, this shawl. This is the first time that I'd blocked anything I knitted, and I'm rather taken with the result. It went from something much smaller and slightly curly to this:

The finished product with tassels looks like this:

Everything I knit turns out about only about 2/3rds the size it's supposed to be, so I still have a long way to go. My stitches are also not as even as they could be, and my first squat puffy attempt at tassels also does nothing to compliment this very light lacy shawl. I'm doing a second one for myself right now. 
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
Current Mood: accomplished
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[identity profile] moonystone.livejournal.com on May 4th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, so pretty! Blocking is a really useful technique, especially when doing anything lace-y. I didn't know you knit :)
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Mothwing: Pen[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on May 5th, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
Well, I only started at the end of March this year since I fell out of love with crochet due to a particularly difficult pineapple shawl I'm still working on.

Blocking is surprisingly amazing, as any of you knitting experts could have probably told me. :D I went back and blocked two broomstick lace scarves I'd done and they came out great.
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[identity profile] moonystone.livejournal.com on May 9th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
And then you started with a lacey piece? Impressive.

Blocking truly is amazing. Will you make pics of the broomstick lache scarves?
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Mothwing: Pen[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on May 15th, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't take a picture of the broomstick lace pieces and now they're already crumpled up again.

It's a very easy lace piece! After the scarf lace seemed way more interesting. I liked knitting the Gryff scarf, but it took ages and was repetetive.
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[identity profile] incarcerous-fic.livejournal.com on May 12th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Mothwing: Pen[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on May 15th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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