Sunday, August 9, 2009

FO--Celtic Knot Stole

I finished knitting the Celtic Knot Stole at the pub late Friday night/early Saturday morning and then wove in the ends Saturday morning.

When I had blocked the Seascape Stole, I discovered that by the time I had it on the blocking wires, it was pretty well dry, and that made it more difficult to block. So this time I put it on the wires first. I started that process yesterday, but I did not have much energy, so I did not end up putting it in the tub to soak until this morning. Per the designer's instructions, I let it soak for about an hour. Then I drained the tub and rinsed it a bit. Next I held it up to let the excess water drain off. Once the water stopped streaming off, I put it on a towel to blot up more of the water.

While it was soaking, parts of it had come off the blocking wires, so I threaded the edges back on. The wires help make a nice straight edge, and it beats using hundreds of pins to get a straight edge. Once that was done, I laid it out on the daybed I have in my spare room/craft room and started stretching and pinning it. It took probably at least half an hour to get it all pinned.

I took it off the wires this evening. I am pretty happy with it, but I may block it again before KC Irish Fest. I do not have a picture of it off the blocking wires yet, but I will post one once I get a good one.


Leslie said...

It Looks So Awesomely Beautiful. Wonderful colour and I would so love it.

Can/would you give me more details on the knit competition at the KC Irish Fest? I have suggested to our Fest here in CO and I need more details for them to consider it. Thanks so much and keep sharing your art.

Zandra said...


What little I know about the contest is that this year's theme is lace or lacey, and Saturday is wearable items, and Sunday is non-wearable items. You can enter up to two entries per day. They have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category and one grand prize. It seems it goes on a points system, but I am not sure.

Here's a link to the flyer for their knitting contest.

smariek said...

It's gorgeous!