Thanks to those of you who helped me to decide what to do about the Scotch Thistle Lace scarf half. With your encouragement I opted to give it a soak, then block it, while still leaving it on the needle and without cutting the yarn. Of course, it grew quite nicely after it’s little soak. I pinned it out on the un-used bed and then did some measuring.
I didn’t even stretch it too hard, and got 34 inches of length and 9 inches wide. Funny thing, though, today after it had been unpinned for several hours, it had shrunk back somewhat! I re-measured the length and got on 30-31 inches, and the width varied from 8-8 1/2 inches. Is that normal?
I do like the way it looks blocked. Or did…before the shrinkage, which caused the thistles to pucker a little again….sigh
While the lace was drying, I worked on the black and brown alpaca scarf, and when I got tired of that I cast on for a cup cozy. I needed something small enough to take with me and neither scarf is that portable right at the moment. If things go well, I’ll cast on for the sceond half of the Thistle Lace in the morning. IF…..
Tomorrow is the 15th. I haven’t received my first package of the Co-op Tea swap yet, nor do I know if the one I sent made it Uruguay yet. I’m guessing she had the same issue I did, which is not being ready to mail on day one of the swap, then realizing how far the tea had to go! I’ll be mailing the second package on Monday. I just need to decide which two teas to send samples of. Darn, I might just have to do a little more tasting! 🙂