March 9, 2009

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Lacebefore  What is this heap?  Something that washed up?  A clump out of the dryer?

Well – it's really something quite glamorous – before its glamour is revealed.  Karen has been diligently knitting away on the cover piece from Estonian Lace and she finished it.Laceafter 

But it's not completely finished until the blocking.

What's the blocking you ask?  In this case, it meant taking that heap of knitting and soaking it in a water bath, then getting all the excess water out (by gently squeezing and toweling), then stretching it out with the help of blocking wires and a few friends.

Voila!

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