|Pretty Thing being blocked|
This is a shot of the wet cowl on the blocking board and pinned out. Wanted to pull out the scallops - might as well do that so she could see the most extreme version of her cowl. Since it is a superwash wool I'm not sure how well it will hold the blocking, but it sure turned out to be a very "pretty thing" indeed! One new thing I learned while working on this project is the sewn bind off. Very slick, and very elastic - I like it very much!
Here's a shot of the stitches close up and personal.
|Pretty Thing stitch close-up|
Next up on the needles - the tam to match the Wallace tartan - there is a Renaissance Faire coming up where it could make a grand entrance. The kilt hose will come later, that is intarsia, which I haven't learned how to do yet.