Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Blocked Items

After Evenstar was finished, I decided to take advantage of my mats being  set up on the deck and blocked a couple more items.

My Dragon Scale Shawl was finished two years ago ~ sort of.  I had a major mishap with twenty rows of lace.  Those rows had to be frogged and re-knit twice to correct the problem.  I hated the shawl at that point, so I just did the six rows of garter stitch edging, bound off, and tossed it in a bag in my bedroom.  A couple months ago, I decided it wasn't fair to leave it like that.  I took it out, pulled out the edging, added two more repeats and re-knit the edging.  I'm much happier with it now and love it again. 

I had also used the same yarn to make a pair of socks to sort of match the dragon theme.  Shur'Tugal was a fun pattern to knit.  Here they are blocking.

Last Sunday was a beautiful day so we decided to take a ride.  We took the Lincoln.


mad angel said...

Both socks and shawl are lovely, Deb. Where did you find the Dragon Scale pattern, and how much yardage did it take? I have this wonderful skein of Knitman's MCN fingering weight that might be good for this.

The Lincoln (car not fleece, LOL) is gorgeous. Back in the day when it was free to go to Goddard Park, that would have been fabulous in the weekend car parades. It would have turned heads then, and I bet it turns a few now, too!

Pam said...

Very pretty! I like looking at your finished projects, they keep me motivated.

Nice car! Lincolns ride like butter! :)

calicokitty6 said...

Paula, The original pattern calls for a thicker yarn but I did mine in fingering weight. You can just keep knitting the pattern until it's the size you want. It starts at the bottom point with the edge stitches knit as you go.

Pam, I'm glad you are enjoying my finished projects. I love it when something comes off the needles. Of course I get the itch to cast on something else right away. :)

Yes we do get a lot of comments about the Lincoln. Pat doesn't do the car shows/parades. He just loves big older cars. The Lincoln Continental is a 1979 Mark V. He also has a 1977 Ford Thunderbird. His everyday car is a 1979 Mercury Cougar. :)