26 October, 2007

Blocking, who needs it?

Soft, white, and fluffy like a cloud.


This is how I like my lace to look.

The Large Rectangle in Leaf and Trellis pattern, from Victorian Lace Today, in a scarf version. I am working on the edging at the moment. This project is renewing my love for Misti Baby Alpaca Lace yarn! It's so wonderful!

And it does come in 22 gorgeous colors...

Maybe I will have to flatten the project a tiny, tiny, little bit at the finishing stage. But not too much!

Meanwhile, though I love the white alpaca, I am hankering after colors... Who knows what will come out of this?

24 comments:

  1. Helt enig, skjerfet er fint som det er , uten blokking! Hei, skal du strikke noe av brodergarnet...??
    Ha en fin helg!

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  2. ..wow...ahem...did you understand that comment above?

    Fluffy white cloud of lacy goodness, a bit of heaven I'd say!

    Mmmm, that's a lovely lot of DMC, and I know I loves ME a lovely lot of the stuff... I do believe I'm going to really enjoy whatever you get up to with it!
    (thank you hugs to you)

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  3. Yeah ... fluffy lace is lovely! No need for blocking. The pattern is open enough, I think.
    ::whispering::I also bought some colourful threads too ... and a hoop! I am going to try some stitching ... got the book "The New Crewel" ... the patterns are all so cute, couldn't help myself! :D

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  4. Very pretty. :)

    I *love* all the colors!

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  5. The lace looks lovely, nice and cosy in that state, just a light block would be enough!

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  6. If my lace looked like that pre-blocking, I too might leave it as is.

    You're going to knit something plain and then do some stitching on it?

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  7. Heisan, det var et nydelig skjerf, masse arbeid. Jeg strikket nettopp et skjerf i Misti Alpaca Hand dyed 4 ply, skal legge det ut i bloggen senere om jeg får tid. Har nå også blitt opptatt på Ravelry, hva tid skal man få tid til å strikke? Imorgen kommer besøk fra Norge med masse garn. Ha en vidunderlig helg!

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  8. you're going to start knitting with only size -0 needles, OR you are going to start cross stitching with Kristin Nicholas... OR, you are decorating the front proch for Halloween (cuz who cares aout orange and black)... love the lace beauty! And now you just need to translate the Norwegian comments for all of us non-Norwegian speakers...

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  9. The scarf looks beautiful, who needs blocking? : )

    I look forward to seeing what you do next! : )

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  10. oooohhhh, it's such a pretty pile of frothy creamy white fluff. A dear friend just gave me some creamy lace yarn and I can't decide which pattern to knit because it's so special. I'll let it sit in the stash a while and just savour it's creamy goodness until I'm ready :)

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  11. Your lace is so amazing. A truly talented knitter, knits lace. SOMEDAY I may. I love it Hege.

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  12. So if that's what lace looks like unblocked, why don't more people do it that way. and why isn't miss 4 long stockings modeling for you?

    what are you doing with the floss?

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  13. Ahh, white fluffy clouds. I feel instantly relaxed now.
    I have about 5 balls of misti alpaca laceweight in Merlot I'd be happy to unload if the embroidery floss doesn't satisfy your colour cravings! (You can see it on my ravelry stash.)

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  14. Enig med deg at dette ser riktig fluffy ut! Lekkert blir det.

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  15. That is so soft and lovely! You are right--it looks perfect as-is.

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  16. That is so frothy and gorgeous Hege, really lovely!! And those colors are so happy, what a great picture - I can't wait to see where this is going!

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  17. Your lace is beautiful! I have that book, but haven't dipped into a pattern yet.

    The embroidery thread colors are so cheery! You have me wondering what you'll be making with them.

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  18. You knit so beautifully that blocking shouldn't have to happen at all! And, color is sometimes good, always fun!

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  19. Awww - the fluffy white lace is so yummy, can't wait to see it all finished, in all its glory!
    And you sure made me very curious with the embroidery floss - looking forward to see what you're going to make with all these gorgeous colors!

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  20. wow, fluffy white scarf, so beautiful & warm to wear, hope to see it finish soon :)

    you could probably use those coloured threads for crochet granny squares ??

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  21. Hey! Really like your work. Been visiting your blog alot without commenting, but now I wanted to give you some kind words. I hope you continue to share such great things with us all. Best regards, from a norwegian knitter!

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  22. Love the fluffy lace. it's gorgeous. I've got lots of pics of blocked lace on my blog today.

    And what a lot of NOrwegian knitters on here. Are we taking over the world? Lol

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  23. Hei Hege , jeg savner deg på bloggen din... Håper alt er OK!

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  24. Come back please, I miss your blog and you! I hope everything is okay!

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