Monday, October 29, 2007

Do you believe in magic....

"Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it's magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul
But it's like trying to tell a stranger 'bout rock and roll"

Or as E put - "Block and roll!!"

I am in love with blocking!!! I blocked my Mystery Stole last week and it was pure joy. I was worried that it wouldn't be long enough.... boy was I wrong!

I let is soak (in Soak) for half an hour and then used my new Knit Picks blocking wires to pin it out. The only way I could fit it on the queen sized guest bed was diagonally!

"Mystery Stole" Blocking

It just kept growing and growing! It really bloomed like crazy. I love the Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool Silk so much. Thanks Cheryl!

Mystery Stole Blocking

"Mystery Stole" Blocking

"Mystery Stole" Blocking

Proper photos and stats as soon as I can get someone to take pictures for me! (hint hint!)

Since I loved blocking my shawl so much - I looked around for something else to block and look what I dug up! My long hibernating friend - the Central park hoodie!

Central Park Hoodie blocking

I started this last winter and I put it down when it started to get too hot to take the HUGE amount of wool on my lap. But now that the weather is getting cool again - I can indulge in some more cable love and maybe finally finish my hoodie!

Central Park Hoodie blocking

I worked on it all weekend - and I'm proud to say - the body is seamed. the hood is 90% done and I think I may have to add another inch or two to the sleeves before I can attach them! I can't wait to show this baby off!

Oh yeah - my boys wanted to say hi too....

Bailey needs a haircut something awful! You can't even see his eyes right now!

Bailey needs a haircut!

And Hurley, as always, just looks cute and wants to play....


12 comments: said...

Just lovely! I told you blocking rocks!!

Knittymama said...

Oh man, I'm just drooling over that stole. I'm also realizing why I just haven't bothered to knit more than two repeats of Swallowtail: as soon as I finish it and try to block it, there will be some small person sitting in the middle of it, doing something damaging with pins. I shudder at the thought!:-)

Jolene said...

Ah! Jody is coming to the dark side to join me in the love of blocking and finishing! Yay!
Great job chicka.
We need to play soon.

danielle said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! I am in awe of your knitting and blocking skills. And your dogs are the cutest dogs ever.

bySarah said...

BEAUTIFUL shawl...
I am so jealous of your CPH, I either need to get knitting or send you mine to finish.
Also, if you come up here, I'll take some pics of your shawl!

turtlegirl76 said...

What kind of doggies are those? Scottie? They're cute. =)

The stole looks awesome but I can't wait to see your hoodie!

Amy said...

Oh, those are so good! great job. And of course, your boys are really cute!!!

Ruth said...

The stole looks amazing! and I love your dogs.

Laura from beautiful West Michigan said...

I join in with everyone else. Amazing shawl and most wonderfully cute dogs! Please let us know what they are and where I can get one just like them!

Javajem said...

Thanks for all the awesome compliments!

The dogs are both miniature schnauzers for those of you who asked.

futuregirl said...

I can't wait to see the finished hoodie. That yarn is amazing!

Jinann said...

Can't wait to see the finished hoodie. The cabling looks fabulous! You go girl!