Friday, April 06, 2007
first of all, i'd like to give a very big thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post! reading the comments was even more fun than creating the post :)
i think stuart is releasing me of his spell ...
today i wet-blocked out the portion of bonita i've knitted thus far. the wash instructions on the yarn label are somewhat ominous ... "dry clean or hand wash in soap flakes; do not soak; cool rinse; do not wring; short spin; do not leave wet; reshape and dry flat away from direct sunlight; use damp pressing cloth." so, i dunked and swished in the sink, squeezed as much water out as i could, and rolled in a towel and then pinned it to my blocking board. and ... it looks pretty good! it think it's a go. the size i'm knitting only calls for 5 balls of damask. i have 6. now, i'm waiting for my giant swatch to dry so i can continue to knit on it.
the yarn is very nice ... and i like how mottled it is. it doesn't flash or pool.
did you notice that stuart has some new britches? the sweet devil kitty crocheted them for him yesterday! i think he needs a nice lace shawl now =)