Thursday, January 17, 2013

Emma's Lady E Sweater, Wet Blocking

I need a cute purse and some heels.
Emma is a great model
Where are my pearls and diamonds?

In the recent cold snap Emma the puppy complained how cold it was to go outside at night, or to attend weekend dog training classes. What's a knitter to do! There is not really a pattern, and the yarns are assorted left over from my stash. We are both very happy with the result.


Ouch!
Can you see the big E?
Last week I asked about wet blocking. Beth at Green Planet Yarn let me borrow the blocking board, wires, and pins from the store, so I re-blocked Grant Teton Shawl. The result is great, the shawl grew at least couple of inches, at least on Daniella the mannequin.

Looks like the shawl is in torture chamber

While I was at it, I re-blocked the Oslo Walk Shawl too, since the edging can use some better definition. I don't care too much for the wires, but pins and board can really make a difference. Looks like there will be shopping in the future.


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21 comments:

scubamonkey said...

Cute puppies - very stylish. I love the shawl colours, especially the first one.

Cathy said...

Awww that's so cute, love the fluff around the edges! Yes blocking board and pins are great :)

Chrisknits said...

Both shawls are lovely. And the dogs are stylin'!

Carol said...

Love the pictures of the dogs! And your shawl does look better since you blocked it.

Anastacia said...

cutest dog sweaters EVER! yes the shawls are great too, but the dogs are awesome!

Tracy Joyner said...

Oh My you do beautiful work!
..and gotta just love the doggie sweaters!

TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

Michelle said...

Ooo. Emma looks fancy in her news sweater! I hope she's happy and warm! As for that shawl, it's amazing.

kikie said...

cute and fashionable puppies! Emma is so gorgeous in that sweater. and lovely shawls there :)

Word Lily said...

Wet blocking can work wonders, especially with lace! I love the wires, but they're more useful on straight edges, in my experience. Everything turned out great!

Voie de Vie said...

Doggies are adorable (although Rascal, get over it already). :) Love the doggie sweaters, and yes, the E is visible (once you mentioned it).

And how have you been blocking before? I'm not a big wire fan, but pins and room are essential (although the board is optional - I don't have one and I manage just fine). I absolutely love how the reblocking made your Grand Teton really shine.

Jazz said...

The models are gorgeous! Great job.

Melissa said...

Adorable pictures of your doggie sweater. Must say I love blocking wires. I use them all the time.

Spinster Beth said...

For blocking boards, I got some foamy playroom tiles at a hardware store. I'd rather have a solid color, but they'll do.

The doggies are so cute in their sweaters!

The Knitting Way said...

I covet your shawls. Ad I'm jealous of your doggies! My cats will only lie on hand knits. They refuse to wear them!

Pumpkin said...

The close up of the shawl, so pretty! Also the puppy sweaters are the cutest thing I've seen all week! I especially love the fun fur one!

Kathryn Ray said...

A sassy sweater for a sassy puppy. :-)

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha...too funny with the puppies!
Love the shawls. XO-

Ginx Craft said...

Love the doggie coats. Very glamorous, and cosy too.

Adrialys said...

Your dogs are so cute! The shawls are very pretty! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

LOVE LOVE the doggy sweaters. My dogs can't wear them because the sweaters really matt up their chest hair. Those shawls are stunning.

AllyB said...

Your shawls are fabulous! I enjoy blocking things, they come out so nicely. It's the perfect finish. Emma's sweater is super cute. Rascal doesn't seem to be giving it the admiration that she'd like though. I see she thinks she can bully him into submission though. LittleDog says thanks for the kisses and sends some sniffs right back.