ok, i’m over feeling sad! and who wouldn’t be?
in a surprise sprint finish, the knitspot team claims a KWC victory!
i even have it pinned out to block
i didn’t have to stretch it much at all; not like some of the other ones. it’s already quite sheer and thin, and the soaking took out all the bubbling of the fabric. i decided to let the outer edges fall into the ruffles that they want to be
since i just happen to know that the dress has complementary details—it is a strapless, mermaid fit down to just below the knee, where is flares out with deep organdy pleating.
so i just stretched and shaped those little bells made by the corona lace with my hands and let them flare as they would, while pinning down the edge in two spots between each one.
once it’s dry, i’ll unpin it and give it a shake to see whether that will work nicely. if not, i can always re-block it! so far i love it. and the fabric has certainly not lost it’s silky halo of fuzz from being wetted.
i played with it out in the garden for a while before i washed it, to make sure i got the whole experience out of my system before i send it away!
now i had plenty of yarn to make the shawl, but as i got down to the last rows, i was hoping to keep it to 4 balls. guess how much i had left??
just barely enought to make a stockinette swatch for the pattern gauge!
tomorrow i’ll have lovely styled photos of the completed object—and the pattern will be available very soon!