Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Blocking out!

Branching Out is blocked and done! I finished it at SnB last night. Jess put a cute pic of me wearing it up on her blog, but despite what everyone said, I still think pink is not my color! Besides, I think that the the recipient of this gift will really like it. I used a steam iron to block this, thanks to advice from the blocking, lace, shawl, yarn, and all-around knitting goddess, Jessamyn. I'm glad I didn't have to soak this in water and lay it out to dry, because frankly there is no 70" + of cat-free space in my apartment for this scarf to lay undisturbed until dry.

OK, I'm gonna be honest -- this pattern was a pain in my butt! I mean, it was easy enough as long as you pay attention, and towards the end I kept on paying attention but I always ended up missing 1 stitch in the same row, no matter what. So it's not perfect. But that's what makes it handmade, right? And the recipient won't notice (I hope)!

I just downloaded Firefox, and I think it's kind of cool. Now I'm going to go try and figure out what all the buzz about Dreamweaver is.


Jessamyn said...

Congratulations Michelle! You are officially inducted into the Lace League, home to all lace knitters! Your scarf is amazing. I'm sure you have another lacy project lurking deep in your soul.

Melissa said...

despite your problems with the pattern, i think it turned out great. i'm sure the recipient won't even notice that one pesky stitch missing!

Jessica said...

You are an awesome knitter, Michelle! Now you have to make your sweater so we can go out in matching outfits before you move. How cool will that be?!
I can't wait for Friday, I've been dreaming of it all week as I eat my own lackluster kitchen creations.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new scarf. You are the best damn knitter in the world. Thank you so much for making it for me. I will treasure it.. :-)