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Blocking in progress

I managed to block my Pi! It wasn’t easy I must tell, there was a point where the Pi and me hated each other. Stretching a lace more than it wants to be stretched is hard work. From soaking to when the last pin was on it’s place passed 1.5 hours. First I cleaned the board and put it together on the balcony, then I put the shawl in warm water and with the help of my fiance stuck the pins into the board forming a regular circle. I’m so lucky he’s a civil engineer and easily could do all the calculations for me because seeing how long all that measuring takes I got pretty upset (like usually when things doesn’t happen as I imagined they would)and it would took me an eternity.

Here’s what happened after:

It looks so easy but it wasn’t. I’m a tight knitter and therefore my Pi turned out to be smaller than it should be. I haven’t even used up all the yarn I bought, in fact I used 140 m / 153 yards less than the estimated amount (by the designer). But I wanted to block the Pi to the same size the designer did…so I struggled, and struggled, and struggled till I did it. I felt so tired afterwords that I had to eat a bigger amount of fructose. My hands was shaking!

More pics:


Gull wings:



Round end:

As you can see I haven’t waved in the ends before blocking.

Was all that work worth it? Yes! Would I do it again? Yes! (but not this year :-))




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