Never Gets Old

July 20, 2019

I generally find Facebook’s “memories” kind of creepy, in part because, well, Facebook is kind of creepy. But also because they remind me how poor my recall of time is.

Take yesterday, when I found myself thinking, “that was 9 years ago?!” when I saw this blast from the past:

lace knit shawl hanging in front of white window curtain

The magic of blocking was made real to me with my first, and so far only, lace shawl, Cleite in Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Lace in a midnight blue with hints of green.

I wrote on the blog about how I blocked the shawl, starting with the somewhat crumpled fabric that came off the needles, followed by its soak in the sink, and then careful pinning on Hannah’s bed. She was away being a counselor-in-training, I think.

If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal about blocking is — or if you’re just curious to see how this crumpled bit of wool (about 800m) was transformed with water, stretching (which is physics in action, as Kevin reminds me), and time — travel back to the “Magic of Blocking” post from July 2010.

In the meantime, I’ll be thinking about my next lace shawl.

3 Responses to “Never Gets Old”


  1. Blocking really is magic :) that is a lovely shawl!

    Like

  2. Melissa Says:

    It is truly beautiful. What an accomplishment.
    Happy (hot) summer.

    Liked by 1 person


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