Of course, what you need is a good blocking. In a sink or tub, run cold water with some gentle detergent...Euclan is a good choice, and you can find a selection of such things at your local yarn store. I fill the sink up with the sudsy soap first and do not leave the water running onto my newly finished hand knit, which can make for a surprise felting and a few tears.
|Rubber Ducky, you're the one....you make bath time lots of fun....|
You can use blocking wires, straight pins, foam blocking boards, sock forms, the list goes on and on with what you can use to facilitate blocking out your hand knit. With this particular shawl, I just decided to lay it out flat on a nice fluffy towel. After I had removed it from the rinse water, I gently squeezed it, but DIDN'T wring it out (oh that would be so bad for a hand knit!!) and laid it out nice and flat. Easy-peasy.
Blocking makes a big difference, doesn't it? I'd show some better shots of it being worn...maybe shots of me channeling my inner hobbit, dancing barefoot in a field of grasses with the shawl held lightly overhead, but the lighting outside is terrible today, folks. Super cloudy. Yeah, I'm totally blaming the weather on that one. Ha ha!
In other fiber-y goodness news....there is a new arrival or three at Yarns Etc and Great Yarns.
Also, did you know that it's the 26th anniversary for Great Yarns??? 26 years! Happy Birthday! May you have many many more! On Friday and Saturday of this week there will be a big ole party, with cake (YAY!) and a sale (YAYAYAYAYAYYYYY!) on pattern books and loose patterns.
Another gem to look forward to is the Stitch N' Pitch to be held May 19th at 7pm. Section 211, only $9 a ticket, and lots of fun knitting and crocheting with friends and scaring the Muggles. I'm looking forward to that very much!