Temptress is finished. I love this shawl so much! It may well be one of the greatest shawls I ever knit. My favourite designer, high end yarn (half silk, half cashmere!) in the colour that flatters me most and with sparkly, quality beads for which I had to wait a few days.
The shawl itself I knit in just six days which is a record for lace, with beading. That’s how much I enjoyed it!
Here it is, pre-blocking:
All it needs is a gentle soak, a surface to be spread upon and 500 pins to stretch it into shape. Then it will become a most beautiful swan! I can’t wait!
Blocking makes lace. It’s a real nice thing to see, lace preblocked and after blocking.
Then why have I not blocked my shawl????
I’ve been carrying my duckling shawl and 500 pins with me everywhere I go for 12 days now. I have not blocked (or worn) it. Apparently I can wait… for a swan…