Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lumpy Laminaria!

I finished knitting my Laminaria Shawl!

I'm very excited about it. This is the first piece of lace I've knitted that has that 'lumpy' unblocked look about it, and I can't wait to see it all blocked out! I thought I'd post my unblocked pics so that other people can see how it looks before the magic blocking. I've seen many pics of finished Laminarias but I like to see pics of unblocked lace too, because there always seems to be such a magical transformation! (Can you tell I'm a bit excited about this shawl?! I hope the blocking lives up to all I've heard! :D )


This one shows the full unblocked shape of the shawl, but the colours are a little off. The weather's been rubbish here lately, no sun at all, and the flash just blurred everything up, so that's why this is so dark.


This shows a detail of the unblocked lumpiness, and the edge, which looks all ruffly just now. The colours are pretty accurate in this one for some reason. My camera's been very strange recently, I think it must have heard me talking about getting a new one and is upset with me :D

Unfortunately I won't be able to block the shawl for a couple of days cos I'm going to visit my family, so it'll have to wait :(


Kate said...

I love the magical effect of blocking. Your shawl looks like it'll be *huge* afterwards!

Elizabeth said...

this is just amazing! I can't wait to see it blocked! Did you use a pattern or design it yourself?

Zuleika said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see what difference blocking makes.

Lina said...

Found your blog from Ravelry Comments Group. :)

I love the look of this shawl even pre-block. I'm sure post-block it will be just gorgeous!