Friday, 21 May 2010

Before and after


Before and after blocking
Originally uploaded by
Asplund
Same miraculous transformation every time one blocks a shawl! I finished the knitted-on edge late last night, and decided to wash and block it before going to bed. It was dry in the morning, so now it's just waiting to be wrapped around my friend Annika's shoulders.

This is a project I will associate with many pleasant things; to name just two:

1. The memorable afternoon I met up with fellow Raveler Ian to go yarn hunting in Stockholm. This yarn was my prey.

2. The company of my greatcolleagues. We started a knitting and sewing group a couple of months ago, and last night Mimmi invited us and our projects to her beautiful house outside Uppsala. After a long and unusually cold winter, being able to spend a warm and light evening in a garden felt almost surreal. We were quite spoiled too: home-made rhubarb pie and elderflower juice. Delicious!

13 comments:

Mandy said...

Ohhh. I love the thrill of blocking. :)

Gunilla said...

What a wonderful shawl! Annika is very lucky!

Tove B said...

it is quite spectacular!

Caprifool said...

And I love anything elderflower. That is a striking piece of work!

Anonymous said...

You have done it again. The cape is gorgeous and I went out and bought the book. Sure many things to whet the appetite. We don't have rhubarb in Mexico so when I am in Canada I make sure I always make a couple of pies.
Ron

Rosalía said...

Really gorgeous!!

ylva said...

Fantastic!Lovely! I am enjoying the weather as well:-)

Tash said...

oh how beautiful! The colour and pattern combination is just perfect

Ann said...

Hi Asplund,
Jeg har givet dig en award på min blog, fordi jeg godt kan lide din blog ;-)
An award to you for your lovely blog!

Cecilia Levy said...

oj så fin! låter som att du har det ganska bra i Uppsala - i alla fall på fritiden!

Pixi said...

Ja det gör en enorm skillnad på att blocka!! Den blev FANTASTISKT snygg!!=)

Asplund said...

Thank you all for your comments - and for the award, Ann!

Sikiş izle said...

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