Sunday, March 25, 2007

Ahhhh....

That's better.

baltic sea stole longer

I added 3 more repeats, bringing it to a grand total of 14. I think it's just right now. I blocked it this time with the blocking wires, I bought some U-shaped pins so that the wires couldn't just pop over the pins. I think the blocking looks a lot better, although the edges still aren't 100% straight - there are all these loops where the wires went through. How do people get such perfectly straight edges when blocking lace, especially with pins? I don't get it.

Anyway, onwards and upwards to something else. I'm sick of working on this stole.

12 comments:

Kate said...

It looks gorgeous! You will be a stunning bride!

I think you were completely right to rip-and-repeat, it does look better and now you'll have no regrets. You may want to shop for a shawl pin just 'cause it's fun to shop for that sort of thing, but now you don't *have* to...

Good luck on the rest of the wedding planning!

sarai said...

Wow, that is just stunning. I am in awe!

gilraen said...

It looked nice before but now it is stunning!!! You will look fabulous, deserving of your special day! :)

schrodinger said...

I'll join the others in saying that it looks beautiful, I'm glad you made it bigger so that you are happy with it.

Batty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I was going to cast on 156 stitches, but now that I've seen yours, I may need more repeats with the laceweight.

What cast on did you pick? I'm looking for one that doesn't create a knit row but still comes out looking tidy... like yours!

Marie said...

It's so ethereal looking! Very beautiful! :)

MayaB said...

Just wonderful. Really nice work, You'll look beautyful on the big day!

hege said...

Oh, that is gorgeous! It looks so airy and dreamy! It's a special stole to treasure forever.

Knittypants said...

Lovely and elegant. And will look so beautiful against your gown.

granolagirl said...

I just made my first shawl and had the whole loopy post-blocking problem, so you are not alone.

It turned out beautifully though and has such a nice drape to it.

aija said...

Gorgeous! I didn't think it was too short at first, but your addon is excellent and does look better. Great eye and shawl! :)

OLPP said...

That's so so beautiful! I am looking for a wedding shawl, too (tattoos, dang it!) and yours is absolutely wonderful!