Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wedding Ring Shawl Blocked


It took me a few days to get the courage to block it. I had thoughts of running stitches that I could not catch and the whole thing unraveling. I bought a set of curtain strechers but it was not large enough. The shawl measures 2 x 2 meters that is 6'x 6' right in Sharon's dimensions. The floor with two bed sheets was the next and only other option. Yarn, darning needles and lots of pins on hand, I did it. Good thing not a single runner! I inspected it very very carefully all over. Here it is.
The pictures include one of the bucket where I washed it. I promise I washed my hands before working on it and I did not roll in the mud with it!. This is to show people that say they do not need to wash their shawls how much dirt they can accumulate while working on them. So spray and block would only encourage stains and discoloration in the long run.



Thanks for all your lovely comments.

28 comments:

Nurhanne said...

Truly beautiful!

Carol said...

All I can say is WOW! That is absolutely gorgeous.

Wye Sue said...

Amazing :-))
Really must finish the shawl I'm on at the moment before I try and cast on again....

Kate said...

Laritza, it is beautiful. I know that scary feeling at the start of the blocking! Thanks for sharing your pictures and thanks for taking an interest in my humble efforts.

Kat said...

WOW!!!! That is absolutely incredible!!!

Definitely a show stopper!

I want to be like you when I grow up. :-)

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning.

You've spurred me on to knit the Princess Shawl.

Yosemite said...

I am speechless. Your shawl is spectacular. I don't know how you managed to get a shawl that size blocked. I don't know if I could block something that big. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

sillyewe said...

Just breathtakingly gorgeous. Words don't do it justice. Congratulations!

alice said...

Wow!!! Congratulations--it's stunning!

susoolu said...

Stunning, just stunning. A true heirloom. Congratulations.

Janice in GA said...

Laritza, that ROCKS! Beautiful and inspiring!

Diana said...

That is awesome!

heidi said...

So very beautiful indeed!! You really are an inspiration for me to get started again!

tatt3r said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed your pictures, thanks for posting the link. Be sure to take a picture of the bride!

Denise said...

What an amazing accomplishment! I am in awe of both your skill and stamina. You truly have an heirloom in that shawl. Bravo!

Jen said...

Amazing, you're my hero :)

Jess said...

Lazarita, I've been searching for a superlative -exquisite is close.

Sandra said...

Absolutely breathtaking! It would be wonderful to see a picture of the bride wearing it. (Although the sofa looks pretty cute in it too ! ) *smile*

Laurie said...

What a lucky bride. A ton of love has gone into this shawl. I hope the family will treasure it for many generations.

Swanknitter said...

I may be very redundant, but WOW! I would never in a million years do something as spectacular

eaplotnick@aol.com said...

What an unbelievable accomplishment--i'm stunned. Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing this, too.

Lankakomero said...

Your shawl is lovely or as we say it in Finnish IHANA! It has been a lot of work to knit it.

Paula said...

absolutely gorgeous. How many years did this masterpiece take you?
Paula

Jessica said...

Absolutely incredible! We are mere dirt under your lace-knitting feet.

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking!

Pamela said...

Breathtaking!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I came on your blog while searching for the pattern. You wouldn't be willing to trade or sell it (the pattern) would you? I can't believe they aren't selling it again until 2010. Sigh

LUL said...

WOW, it's HUGE!! And so beautiful!!
Perhaps you would like to join my secret knitalong -the Spring Shawl Surprise. It's a lace shawls for experienced knitters. If you are interested you can find the link to the group at my blog.
www.lulsblog.blogspot.com