Friday, March 03, 2006

DFS progress

As promised, here are some current pics of the Diamond Fantasy Shawl.

This is not pinned out or anything, just relaxed on the floor. It measures 17" from the tip to the top. Doesn't look like much, does it?


And here it is pinned out (although I'll probably block it a little wider--my circ isn't quite long enough to stretch it fully):

In one of the "miracles of lace blocking" it now becomes a beautiful patterned-shawl instead of a lump of yarn. It also grew 10" in length!

And a shot without the tape measure.

These things always look so different in photographs; I tend to focus on the details instead of the whole shawl, so when I see a picture I see the whole shawl instead of the little things. Isn't it amazing how that works?

6 comments:

LisaK said...

Very pretty shawl! Blocking makes a log of difference. Maybe that's the magic that makes me love lace so much.

Kat said...

Thanks, Lisa!
Now I just need to keep working on it, LOL!

Manda said...

I love that shawl! I made it for my grandma for Christmas. What yarn are you using?

Tina said...

I love blocking lace, it always seems like a miracle! Lovely scarf, the yarn looks really nice in that pattern.

Kat said...

Manda, the yarn is KnitPick's fingering-weight dye-your-own yarn that I dyed using ProChem dyes.

I LOVE to dye wool stuff, but this is the first time I've dyed the yarn instead of the finished project. Not sure yet if I like it better, but I sure love that KnitPicks yarn.

-Kat

Fannie Pie said...

Beautiful lace! I've just bought a bunch of laceweight yarn and some shawl patterns.... I'm not sure what's stopping me, it's just a little intimidating I guess. Looking at your results is inspiring!