Thursday, 14 July 2011

Done done done!

Done!  I am so thrilled at how it looks!  The photo here is a 'first fling' picture.  I've got it sitting on the 4 x 8 pool table in the family room.  The unblocked size, unfettered in any way is about 4 x 4 feet. 

A few weeks ago, in preparation for blocking I purchased another set of the foam floor tiles.  I thought that these, with my other two sets, and I'd be able to do it in one session.  

But no.  I have the tiles laid out, 3 tiles by 3 tiles, and have only blocked the center of the shawl.  I'd need yet another set, to take the tiles up to 4 tiles by 4 to get it in one go.  And I'd have to move all the furniture out instead of just some!

Blocking in sections is the order of the day.  The center blocks out to a massive 39 inches square.  If each edging blocks to the expected 20 inches deep (or even if it is close) the shawl is going to be a massive 6 feet square.  Big.

But oh so lovely.  I'll finish blocking today (I can't believe I am saying this, but if it could just be miserable for one more day, please) and I can't wait to see it.  


Ann said...

Wow, it's magnificent!

Sandra said...

oh so lovely is an understatement! Dying to see it done!