Friday, November 30, 2007


Anyone else hear Olivia Newton John when they say that word, or is it just me?

I wanted to show you what I think is the magic called blocking. This is the Print o the Wave stole I knit last year, off the needles, pre-blocking. I used Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud, Midnight I think, and US 4 needles. A big lump of bumpy knitting.

This is the stole blocking on my bed.

And here it is being modeled by my mom:

Despite giant blobs in the body where I dropped stitches and tried to pick them back up, I was really happy with the way it looked after blocking. But I did learn a lesson: Never knit lace in black or dark yarn unless you want to pull all of your hair out. It is for more patient people than I to knit lace in black because I will certainly never do that again.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bad Blogger

Hi. I'm Jen. I am a procrastinator. I think that I may even rival Carly. I had a post saved as a draft on Sept. 28th. Geez. It was an entry to Carly's blog contest that I obviously didn't win.

So in other news, I succumbed to the pressure and curiosity and am on Ravelry as berkleegirl. I must say that it is super convenient and puts all kinds of information that I spend lots of time searching for in one pretty well organized place. Love it. I've added many of the projects that I never blogged about to my notebook there and I will try to start fresh by keeping up to date here again.

Here is a lace shawl that I started eons ago from Victorian Lace Today.

It's been ripped.

It would have looked like this.

I didn't have the patience for it.

I got these.

I love them.

Sweet P helped me open them:)