The final step to getting 3S Shawl finished . . blocking.
I thought I could do it on the floor but between bifocals and the old hip and knees, that wasn’t working so I moved it up to the ironing table. Those picot edges take a lot of pins!
Those blocking wires are evil little sticks! I always dread the blocking because of having to deal with those wires. They’re sticking out in the overcrowded, full of too much stuff room and I’ve about disemboweled myself several times today. I was so happy when the shawl was dry and I was able to remove the pins and rods (sounds like some kind of procedure to repair a broken bone, huh?) and then have my ironing table back. Next time, I think I’ll do this on the extra bed . . at least there’s more room to walk around in there.
This shawl pattern has a picot bind off. I had never done that and seriously debated not doing it. In the end, I am so glad I decided to go ahead and do it because (1) it’s pretty and (2) it helped me a lot with Wingspan.
With the picot bind off, it was suggested to use the cable cast on, which I had never heard of. I watched a video a couple of times and then was able to do it. Knowing how to do the cable cast one was so helpful for the Wingspan. Just goes to prove that old dogs do need to learn new trick sometimes! 🙂
Here’s the picture I will send to The Loopy Ewe to prove my first Camp Loopy 2013 project is finished!