Sunday, June 29, 2014
The last Lestrange sleeve is off the needles and on the blocking board. All thats left is the shawl collar and the pretty bottom band.
You're suppose to pick up stitches and knit them directly on the garment, but I'm going to knit them separately and sew them on.
I'm doing this for several reasons:
1) It's lace - and lace is much easier to block in pieces than in a finished garment - especially something like a shawl collar.
2) It's already a large garment, and even though it's light because it's knit in fingering, it would be a lot of knitting to move around and fiddle with as I'm working
3) I don't have to wait for anything to finish blocking before I start on it.
Of course, I do have to wait until I clean my house and get some cooking done. I have company coming tomorrow, but I've been putting of those tasks because I just couldn't put Lestrange down. But now I really better get to it...