That’s a nice stretch…

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Blocking, originally uploaded by kllamb.

I finally blocked the Paisley wrap shawl tonight. Stretched all out on my nice, clean, everything’s unpacked carpet, no less! I love this thing. It’s drying now, and I can’t wait for it to cool down enough to wear it! Just a few ends left to weave in (I wanted to leave that for after blocking) and this baby is done. I figured out why I bought this yarn (Rowan Wool and Cotton….not Wool Cotton, Wool and Cotton – it was discontinued long before I bought my ten balls in 2005) – it was on serious, serious sale. It wound up being a great deal, and I love the color and finished object. Being driven to use up guilt yarn can be a good thing, I suppose!


About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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One Response to That’s a nice stretch…

  1. Anonymous says:

    I showed mum your knitting blog and she loves it. Not a whole lot of knitting for me these days, but a TON of spinning–I’m trying really hard to make worsted weight yarn. It’s much harder than it looks. Mom’s starting to get into weaving (the craft center sold surplus stuff, so I got her a 4-harness floor loom and me a spinning wheel), so I’ve also been working on getting it all warped. At least I’m staying in the relm of fiber arts.
    Sorry I missed you in Raleigh! We’ll have to get together sometime when I’m back and before I graduate. 🙂

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