I don’t know why I doubted it. I’ve done it before, and yet I couldn’t quite believe in the transformation that a wet block creates. I am happily reporting that I was a real silly. While I was pretty happy with the unblocked shawl, shown here spread on the bed, I am near delirious with the blocked shawl, shown draped over the stair rail.
Wild Carrot measures about 68″ in diameter. I’m a tad concerned it is too long, but I think that because Karen will be wearing it when her train is down and will convert it to a shawl for the reception, it should be fine. The weight is good - just under 150 grams and because it is so spread out, the fabric just floats around you. It will look much lovelier on Karen, but to give you an idea, here I am modeling it as veil.
The way the spirals undulate towards the center of this shawl give me a funny feeling in my stomach - a good funny feeling, if you know what I mean. I think it is this simultaneous mathematical design and sheer beauty that tickles something inside of me.
The statistics: Size 8 needles, Queen Anne’s Lace by Mmario (Ravelry), Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace, just under 3 skeins or about 1350 yards.
I hope you are safe and sound in London. Give my best to Vanessa.