Friday, November 24, 2006

Blocking Shetland Triangle

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. We enjoyed the day with family and a feast of turkey and all the trimmings. I even remembered to take out the cranberry sauce.I am so happy to have all the of the perks of inviting all to your home.

Today while browsing the web I came across two desserts I would like to make for a future holiday celebration...chocolate pecan fudge pie ( no this is not a hint to John who makes the best pecan pie) and holiday cobbler Of course, Vicki made a mean cobbler as well! You may have to scroll to the "say my name" entry.

Today..... while America shops I'm blocking my Shetland Triangle shawl knitted in North Ronaldsay Yarn. It's incredible how a hard blocking changes a knitted piece like a shawl. It reveals those yarn overs and subtle color changes in the yarn so we can appreciate the meaning of lace.

I also have been spinning away on a fiber purchase from Rhinebeck via RI Handspun. Some lovely wool, alpaca and mohair


Kathy said...

The shawl is gorgeous!

AR said...

Mmmm I love the left-overs, too.

Your shawl looks great and big - blocking out!

Beautiful handspun. Mmm Yummy!

Cathy said...

The shawl looks fabulous. What do you think of the North Ronaldsay yarn?

Laurie said...

Can't wait for the shawl's modeled shot. That's a very unusual yarn. Saw some at Spirit Trails in Rhinebeck, and said, "Hmmmmmmm".

Leftovers get bashed in the media. I have no idea why. I love my turkey and my stuffing and my cran sauce!

Kim said...

I love what happens to a shawl once it has been hard blocked. Absolutely amazing!

Debby said...

Your shawl is beautiful! A much better way to spend the day after Thanksgiving. So peaceful.