Watch your step in the bathroom: blocking in progress

The Chrysler Crown shawl is almost a reality. Blocking is in progress in our bathroom. I figured that would be the safest place for it since we can close the door & Sam isn’t able to open doors yet.

If you missed the mention before, I love the ornamentation at the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City. I took inspiration from the building and tried to translate it into knitted lace. After lots of false starts, this is what I came up with:

I’m really excited. It looks just like I imagined. The bumpiness of the pre-blocked shawl is gone and the design is more obvious. I just hope it dries soon so I can give it a try. Of course this means we’re having a grey & rainy day here.

Although it seemed like the hard work was over, now I’ve really got to start putting the pattern into a form readable by other people. Hopefully I’ll get a start on that tonight.

I knit it starting with a provisional cast on in the middle and then picked up and knit in the other direction. Since I had 2 skeins of the Sea Silk, I just calculated on the fly how much more I’d need for another repeat and stopped close to the end.

The measurements are about 17 1/2 inches by about 7 feet. I’ll have to remember to measure it later. It’s a long one. Of course I forgot to measure it beforehand.

If you’re in Ottawa & going to the guild meeting on Monday there’s a very good chance of seeing this in person!

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One Response to Watch your step in the bathroom: blocking in progress

  1. J says:

    looks fabulous! a great representation of the Chrysler Crown!