Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Reblocking, a new lease of lovliness

About eighteen months ago I made a travelling woman shawl, then proceedde to wear it, bandit style, at every opportunity until that sping was over and it got to hot to wear a scarf. Last winter for some reason it got very little wear, it seems I play favourites with my knitwear.

I wore it a couple of weeks ago to watch fireworks, and realised what it really needed was to be reblocked, it was all sad and curly at the edges.

A wash and some pins later, here it is (plus my nasty colour spare room carpet and something red, possibly part of the sofa throw).

The lace is all beautiful again.

I don't think I will be waiting long to wear this, the weather has turned absolutely lousy and last night there was talk of lighting the fire. I am looking forward to the knitwear, hot chocolate and fires of autumn, but it is August!


  1. I know what you mean about looking forward to the need for knitwear, but I can't believe I'm thinking about it all in August either, what has happened to the weather?!

    Your shawl looks pretty freshly blocked out :)

  2. Those are very pretty colors in the shawl. The blocking part does make a difference. Like, you, I can't wait to wear my shawls.

  3. Oh it's so pretty and to get some wear out of it before blocking. FANTASTIC

  4. Now that's how it's supposed to look. Just lovely!

  5. Blocking is such a wonderful thing. I recently bought my first pair of blocking wires and have never looked back!

  6. what a lovely shawl! the colors are gorgeous. i love blocking and it truly does give miraculous results. enjoy!

  7. So glad you are giving it another chance... It's gorgeous!

    Blessings, Debbie