At the end of April I posted about my plans to wire block the Belle Greene shawl once it was finished. Now it’s two months later and the shawl is done.
Honestly, I do like the way it looks right off the needles.
The lace has a lovely organic look, and the back of the shawl has a really pretty curve. It’s enjoyable as is, but I decided I want the more classic look for this, with the open lace and the straight back. The way to get that is to block it, and I had no intention of pinning out each and every point in the border.
Then I did the same thing with each of the individual points – you’ll notice there are two different weights of wires here. The curve was just a bit too long for two of the heavier wires, but using a third seemed overkill.
Yes, if you look very closely and critically you can see it’s not perfect. That’s OK. I’m still the kind of person who feels I deserve a pat on the back just for doing all the finishing stuff at all… I can always re-block the shawl if it starts to bug me… Maybe I’ll do that before next years Sheep and Wool, because I expect them to notice all the little imperfections.
As soon as it was blocked I wore it to trivia. It must have brought me luck, because I got the final question, and propelled our team to victory! Here I am with the shawl (and ‘photobombed’ by my friend Colleen)
I have to say, when I’m wearing it I don’t notice any of those imperfections at all…
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