Monday, June 4, 2007

A Modern Take on Gothic

Yep, you recognize this shawl. It's Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy using Fleece Artist merino sock yarn. I wish I could convey with pictures the feelings that I had when I first blocked this shawl (approximately 2 years ago). It was my first experience blocking lace and I couldn't believe the metamorphis of a tiny bundle of yarn to what looked like a huge spider's web.

I was also captivated by the very Gothic feel of this shawl. Very cool. I immediately knit another in Koigu. So why am I blocking this shawl again? Did I mention it was merino wool - because merino wool doesn't hold a block for too long. It's a good idea to plan on reblocking your merino wool shawls at least once a year. Otherwise you get this creepy feeling that you are getting bigger......

1 comment:

Jane said...

Really beautiful work on your shawl! I have not tried this pattern and you are right about that "Gothic" feel. Alot nicer in sox yarn than I would have thought.