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Sunday
Jun042006

One Side Panel Done, One Side Panel To Go...

211509-355253-thumbnail.jpgI know its been a while since I last posted. I wanted to wait until I had a side panel complete before taking another photo. Lace knitting (or knitted lace) - I still have to figure out which is which - looks so strange when its still on the circular needles. Unblocked is deceiving too, but definately a lot clearer than while its still on the needles.

So, here is a shot of the first side panel just before blocking. I placed it in a lukewarm bath of Eucalan lavender, and will block it in a little while. I'm off to cast on for the second piece.

BTW, I changed my mind about the order I stated in a previous post. I haven't sewn the motifs yet. I think I'll sew everything at the same time - so as to only pull out the tapestry needle one time. Here is what I have so far: 3 motifs, (2 blocked, one unblocked), and one side panel (unblocked). Still to go: knit one side panel, assembly of motifs, assembly of side panels to motifs, fringe and final blocking. All before June 10? Stay tuned to find out!

Thursday
May252006

Second motif blocking

sm_img_1075.jpgHere is a snapshot of the first and second motifs blocking together on my Spaceboard. What a space-saver - I have it leaning against the wall. After the third motif is blocked, I will sew their seams before venturing into the side panels.

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Monday
May222006

One down and two more to go!

sm_img_1060.jpgThe first motif: bound off, washed, blocked and dried. It is still pinned on the Spaceboard, awaiting seam sewing. I will probably leave it there for size and shape comparison when I have a second motif to block.

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