The cocoon stole is finally done.
I'm not quite as enamored of it as I was with Twilight, mostly because I don't think the pattern shows up as well as I would like it to. Blocking certainly helped, but I didn't do a very good job. In fact, I think I should re-block it to try and get the waves out of the sides. If I'm going to be knitting more lace, I really ought to invest in some of those blocking wires. I'm thinking of trying the ones from Knitpicks...but in the meantime, I may try the more economic trick of threading a long piece of cotton yarn through the edges during blocking to get them nice and straight. Has anybody tried that? Does it work? Advice, please!
Also, I will have more pictures for you soon, maybe even before re-blocking. It's impossible to take good pictures of a lace project this color (medium sheepy brown) without just modeling it. I don't know how to work the timer on our camera (it's impossibly complicated for some reason and even my tech-savvy husband has to fiddle with it to figure it out), so I'll just have Stubert take some shots this weekend.
I'm taking a quick break from lace to make some socks for Daniel. He picked out the yarn!
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