Monday, July 29, 2013
To Block or Not to Block?
The Entrelac Shawl with Tassels by Eva Martinnson is off the needles! Now, I'm trying to decide whether to block it or not. I really like the deep basket weave texture of the entrelac unblocked.
However, the Rowan Purelife Revive yarn I used for the I-cord, which is silk, cotton and viscose, is a very stiff, non-stretchy business. In hindsight, probably not the best choice for an I-cord trim, but I wanted the color. Lesson learned.
So, I'm going to give it a day or two to consider the blocking issue. The shawl is luxuriously long, emphasized because I used Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn and a size 5 needle instead of the lighter Noro Kureyon Sock and a size 4 needle called for in the pattern. I am quite sure it would have even satisfied my love for bigger with the pattern suggested yarn.
I kind of like it as a couch scarf. ;)
Thank you all again for the well wishes and prayers for my hands. They are sloughing in a very unattractive (and hopefully very effective) manner, but absolutely pain free!
"Don't be afraid your life will end, be afraid it will never begin." ~ Grace Hansen
blessings ~ tanna