When I finished my wedding shawl, I decided to invest in a set of blocking wires. They’d always seemed a little silly to me, like something I didn’t really need, but I wanted the wedding shawl to look as professional as possible. So, I went to KnitPicks and ordered a set, which has been sitting in my guest room unopened for a month now.
This weekend, down and out with a bit of flu, provided the perfect opportunity to get out the blocking wires and take them for a test run. Jason and I set up a little blocking factory in the spare room, where we meticulously wired and pinned the Clapotis for KV and Fountain Pen Shawl for my cousin Deanna. I’m in the final wedding countdown phase (just under two weeks!!!), and wanted to wash and refresh the shawls for my female attendants before wrapping them up nice and pretty.
I’ll have an FO shoot soon for the Fountain Pen, but would you look at those scalloped edges? Gorgeous. The wires really open the knitting up, and allow for a nice, even blocking. The Clapotis has never looked so good, with such nice, even spaces. I absolutely cannot wait to get these beauties off the wires and gifted to their intended recipients. I hope they like them!