Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Finally Blocked!

It's been a while since there has been knitting content here.
My Dragon Melody Shawl is blocked after several months of being off the needles!
Pattern: Dragon Melody Shawl (Ravelry Link Here)
Yarn: JoJoLand Melody Superwash
Needle : Size 7 Addi Lace

After the initial problem with the transition into lace, this was a LOT of fun! I definitely see more shawls in my future.
This is my first experience with blocking. I could have done a better job. It's slightly uneven but that can easily be corrected. I hadn't thought of that while I was trying to get this blocked out on my bed. I need to come up with an alternate blocking space. My bed is not big enough and we have wood floors. I'm itching to start something new but my Per Terras needs some attention and I have a pair of socks - plain ones - to finish up. A sweater class is starting the end of next month that I'm taking. I'm hoping I can manage to knit a sweater that actually fits!

32 comments:

Marjo said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I could touch it. It is so gorgeous. i love it. Great job.

Dee said...

Your shawl is beyond beautiful. Congrats on the finish/blocking! The colors are just gorgeous.

Barb said...

wow....that is so beautiful!!

passingdowncrazy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is impressive. I'm going to go add that to my ravelry favorites!

Pat said...

This is lovely. I have been able to crochet but can't get the hang of knitting and I would so love to have a pair of hand-knit socks. Someone offered to make them for me if I sent yarn...I did several months ago and it was received, but no mention of any socks since then, even when I asked. Oh, well...maybe someday. I love the colors of your shawl and I think it looks WONDERFUL.

Annie said...

That is just gorgeous. What a beautiful colored yarn. And I don't see a single error in that lace!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The colors are perfect together! Whenever you decide youre tired of it, I know where you can send it.;)

Mylene said...

WOW! It is simply beautiful!! Great job, Jackie.

Jill said...

W O W ! That is GORGEOUS!

Karyn said...

OMW, it's beautiful! Congrats on a gorgeous finish :)

Hugs
Ma

Deb said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous shawl. I can knit, but the thought of doing lace knitting has me scared to death. Your shawl is so beautiful, and I'm sure that you're going to get many comments when you wear it!!

Beth said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

Your shawl is a masterpiece, Jackie! It will be perfect for keeping you toasty on those cool Florida evenings :)

Margaret said...

Oh Jackie!!! OMG! That shawl just took my breath away! It's just gorgeous! The colors, the lacework after the solid middle, it's stunning! I love the shot of it on the fence too. Congratulations! I've never really known how to block a piece. :D

Nancy said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous work Jackie, and I love all the colors!

staci said...

Your shawl is STUNNING! The pattern and colors are really beautiful, congrats!

alethia said...

It is beautifullllllllllll

Micki said...

It is just so gorgeous! Your colours are perfect!
Micki

yarnjourney said...

Your shawl is exquisit! Beautiful work. You amaze me with how fast you are able to complete projects, and with such artistry.

Teresa said...

Beatuiful! Your craftmanship is excellent in my humble opinion.

woolwoman said...

WOW WOW WOW Jackie - it's gorgeous! truly - quite stunning - I think you did an awesome job with the knitting and the blocking. I wish you luck in the sweater class - I know you can do it! Have fun - Mel

julia said...

Ahhhhh....... how beautiful. I want to touch it! I want to wrap it around my shoulders and tell people that I KNOW the person who created this beautiful shawl!!! Great job!! Pt yourself on the back, or if you're like me and that's getting harder to do, go find your husband and tell him that he should pat you on the back. He married a remarkably talented lady!

julia said...

Maybe he should pat himself on the back, too! lol

Angela said...

Oh WOW! That shawl is simply stunning! I love the colors :)

Jean in Georgia said...

Mine, right?

Feisty Irish Wench said...

gorgeous! Love the colors AND the lacework...I have knitting envy now lol.

Chris said...

So Beautiful! I love the colors in that yarn and that lace is so delicate.

imquilternity said...

OMG...Your shawl is exquisite! You must be sooooo proud of it. What an accomplishment! You are a superb knitter!

Simone de Klerk said...

This, Jackie, is amazing. I can feel the softness. The colors are so soothing. WOW!!!

Jess said...

I have wood and tile floors too. I use a flannel back vinyl table cloth (size huge) and lay it on the floor in my sewing room and pin to that.

Irene said...

Jackie, that is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous and such a stunning colour.