Friday, June 15, 2007
The red blob you see above is the finished Ponchette before blocking. I finished it up last night. I was worried I would not have enough hemp to finish but rather than running out I had a Knitter's Nirvana: 1 yard left after binding off. That means I don't have to toss out a little bit of leftover fiber and it means that I don't have leftovers hanging around waiting for a "little project" I can use it up on.
I decided to go for it when it came to blocking this thing. I put it in a laundry bag and threw it right in with a full load of laundry. It is pretty stuff I wanted it to soften right up. I understand that hemp just gets softer and softer each time you wash it. I am excited to get this sewn together so I can try it on.
I blocked it while chatting on the phone to Shannon and took these photos after dinner. Shmoo would not leave me alone for the photo session and had the nerve to look shocked when I snap this one of her. How cat-like.
Accidental whisker shot:
The shaded artistic photo: