FO Friday: The best $25.00 I ever spent!

Remember the DKC Knitfrolic last year? I have plenty of reasons to pat myself on the back for purchasing Lace blocking Wires! I have used them over and over. I had my doubts at the time if I would use them very much, not anymore!  I’m glad my Hubby couldn’t find the camera, it wasn’t pretty.  I was crawling around the floor with my arthritis, and my darling tolerant and handsome assistant,(my son) as we pinned out the finished article! I am currently recovering in the lazyboy, while they return the crane to the rental agency lol.

I finally finished the Afternoon Tea Shawl, a pattern I can highly recommend. An interesting and altogether delightful project. This was one of the April Carry along Projects.

Afternoon Tea Shawl 46″ wide x 28″ radius


Afternoon Tea shawl

Looking forward to this years DKC Knitfrolic Sat. April 28th

Counting my pennies and making my shopping list :0)

Update Current WIP List

FO’s 2012 = 19 + 1 = 20

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 10 – 3 = 7

Stash used =  26 + 2 = 28

Stash Purchased 2012 = 32

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 35 + 5 = 40

Books = 14

links this week, on my blogwalk :0)

Tami’s blog, Keep Calm and craft on, Knit happy  

What you doing Wednesday

Creative Friday Fibre Arts Friday I’ve made Friday

Fibre on Friday Marigolds Loft The magic onions

Show your stuff Whimsey Wednesday

and Yarn along for more really neat stuff!

TTFN see ya Wednesday <wave>

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. collegeknitting
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 08:54:29

    Very pretty!


  2. SusanD1408 crochet addict
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:14:41

    The shawl looks fantastic!


  3. Underground Crafter
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:58:06

    It’s lovely! I’m sorry to hear you returned the crane lol, does that mean you won’t be using the blocking wires again soon? It is always great to buy things you actually end up using!


  4. geeky Heather
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 10:13:20

    Oooo, congrats on finishing the shawl! It’s gorgeous!


  5. Natalie Buehler (@Marigoldsloft)
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 13:05:38

    That shawl is so beautiful. I am so new to blocking and have only just started applying it to my finished projects. That blocking wire is such a great idea, I have never heard of it before, must look into that!



    • kitenswithmittens
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 15:52:14

      Blocking wires make all the difference to a finished project. I really recommend them. If you were sewing something you would iron it as you go. Well I block pieces before assembly and measure seams to match. It evens out stitches and adds something that elevates knitting from handknit to handcrafted.


  6. Hannah
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 13:33:42

    Gorgeous shawl! I followed you from Natural Suburbia’s Creative Friday. Here is post this week:


  7. Michelle
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 13:33:52

    OMG! Wearing that shawl will be like being wrapped in a rainbow! 😀 It looks amazing!


  8. Kathleen
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 23:21:11

    This shawl was definitely worth a bit of crawling around with the blocking wires—it’s amazing! The colours are so mesmerizing and jubliant, and I love the pattern, too. And of course, you knit it beautifully. 🙂


    • kitenswithmittens
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 23:33:24

      Thank you for your lovely compliment. I bought the yarn last year, it reminded me of a box of crayons.
      I can only give the credit for such a lovely shawl to the talented lady who designed it, and generously provided it for free on Helen Stewart.


  9. AllyB
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:19:38

    Beautiful shawl!


  10. pooch2
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 20:30:39

    cute-cute-cute! love the colors.


  11. napiligal
    May 05, 2012 @ 21:09:16

    That is one of the most lovely shawls I have ever seen. Congratulations on completion. I used blocking wires once, but don’t think I did them correctly. A friend has them and said I could borrow them again, that is, if I ever do lace again!


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