Friday, April 13, 2007

Blocking a shawl with a toddler

It was very fun, Meika had a very creative way to block the shawl. I finished the shawl a few days ago and needed to block it since I want it for the store window. Meika really wanted to help so since I wanted to encourage her knitting interest I let her helped.
I always use knitting needles to hold the edges straight. I have never invested in blocking wire. I figure 3mm and under needles are just right. Here are the pictures. The last one was after she went home. I forgot to get a picture of the shawl in the store window. It looks great. It is knit with Country Silk from Fiddlesticks on 5.5mm needles. The pattern is here. It is the same pattern we knit for the Teddy bear shawls at the retreat.


Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Meika is Gram's helper and Gram is a brave lady! That pattern looks great, and I must give it a try. So happy to learn about using small needles for blocking. I have inherited my Gram's and Mom's old needles, and they must have done some very fine knitting, so I have lots of small needles!

Shan said...

That yarn (and that shawl!) is beaYOOOtiful. I absolutely love it.

Meika is growing so much!