Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'm finally blocking..

So I've finally gotten around to blocking my Little Icarus Shawl. Go me. I've been wearing it all the time since I finished it. It was a good oppertunity to Febreeze it too, it was starting to smell like cats. Anyway, it's made a massive difference, the pattern shows a lot more clearly. I really should be less lazy in future. Usually I'm an iron it and be done with it girl. To be fair, I thought wet-blocking a DK scarf wouldn't have the same effect as if it was lace weight, as the original pattern.



I know, I should have finished the socks by now. I nearly have. To be fair I spent the weekend finishing mum's cardy, which now has just to be sewn up. Both projects need to be finished by Thursday, or I'm in trouble. I bought a lovely box to give Mum her cardy in, is that a bit OTT? It's a box she can keep using for something else afterwards.

So, here's some Guy Fawkes' fireworks for you. We went to Boots' (as in The Chemist) display on Friday with Gem and Chris, Laura and Judge and Harry. Poor Harry was being matchmaked with a random too, I don't think he really noticed though, bless. I was trying out the 'Firework' function on my camera. I'm sure it's not called that, but it worked quite well.




6 comments:

Shirani said...

blocking makes all the difference doesn't it?

scarybez said...

Wow, those are fab firework pictures. I always miss them and end up with a picture of a dark sky!

Annie said...

The shawl looks fantastic!!

When we were planning the wedding, my sister Moose, Adam and I flew in to look at venues on Guy Fawkes night- we had to circle a few times, as you always seem to have to have to do at Heathrow, and the fireworks over London were stellar. We watched them for the whole drive up to Worces, and it was great. Was just thinking of that... Great photos!!

Linda said...

your "firework function" works brilliantly!!!!! :)

Linda said...

of course you could make a Moopy, it is a very easy pattern. It is a "mini Moopy" and I found it too small for me to fiddle with so I enlarged the pattern, and I think that helps to make it easy. thanks for your comments on my blog...can't wait to see your Moopy???!!!! :)

Wendy Dorrel said...

The shawl is beautiful!! :)