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Off the needles & onto blocking

Whew! Capri is successfully off the needles at 2:30 PM. This is the second time today that I finished the shawl. Around 9:30 this morning I finished binding off (with just a bit of yarn leftover) & when I went to stretch the shawl out along the bind off edge I heard a horrible sound – the breaking of yarn. That’s right, the bind off was way too tight & there was no way that it could be worn – the break of the yarn was actually a good thing. I managed to pick up all the stitches on a row about 12 back from the bind off – I placed them all on my biggest stitch holder – then transfered them onto one of the needles. After a break to go have brunch with friends I returned to the mess – I took to unraveling the remaining rows & after a couple of yarn breaks discovered that the stitches were “backwards” on the needle so I had to transfer them to the other needle. I then knit about 4 rows & started the bind off row again. This time the bind off is much looser & I will be able to block the shawl into a better shape.

Here is a picture of the “rough” shawl now before I begin blocking & dealing with the few ends that need to be woven.

Capri - Before Blocking

Next up…blocking! The next blog entry about Capri will be introducing you to the finished object!

6 Comments

  1. Your Capri looks beautiful!! In spite of the problems with the bind-off and yarn breakage, you persevered and finished- congratulations on Olympic Gold! 😉 It really looks wonderful and I can’t wait to see the final blocked pics. Fantastic work… take care, Amy! 🙂

  2. Wow, what a stressful day! Glas it worked out ok.

  3. Great job on the shawl Amy! Good for you for picking up and finishing Again! Perserverance paid off in a lovely way for you this time!

  4. I would have died, hearing that sound! But you did so well and it’s beautiful! Good for you for finishing the Olympics!

  5. Oh my! What a struggle, but look! You are victorious! and she really is a beauty, Amy! Looking forward to the post-block pics!

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