Thursday, November 8, 2012

What's in the bag?

Remember when I talked about my family and showed you this bag with my knitting? Well, I finally finished it. Although I have many knitting bags I keep each project in a freezer bag. Why ,you say? Because I own a cat who thinks needles and yarn are for her to drag all over my house.I have gotten up in the morning to find the tiniest of yarn balls by my bed and had to go all over the house winding and swearing that this was going to be the last time this happens.So, the project goes in a freezer bag and yes, sometimes I wake up to the bag by my bed. As smart as she is .........she has yet to figure out how to slide that lock.

So after binding off the last stitch I soaked the project in a solution of warm water and hair conditioner. I know there are so many products out there to rinse and block your finished knitting but, really, if it conditions my hair I feel it's good enough for the sheep's hair too!!
I pinned and carefully rolled my project in the biggest towel I could find and then let it slowly dry. It took 2 whole days before I thought it was safe to pick it up.

                                              SO HERE IS THE FINISHED PROJECT

                                                 YES,.........IT'S A SHAWL
                                            DONE IN LACE WEIGHT ON #2 NEEDLES
For those of you who don't knit I can say very thin yarn on very small needles.I found the pattern on Purl Bee HERE If anyone gives this a try let me know I would love to see it It wasn't difficult  a very repetitive pattern but, I love how it came out ........said the hobbit


Connie said...

Absolutely love how it came out! One can sense how delicate it is! Do have fun wearing it and be proud to show off your beautiful work!!

The Hobbit said...

Thank you Connie.......can't wait for spring :0) we had a small snowstorm this week. Just enough to shake us into reality.