The magic of blocking

I have finally conquered my fear of blocking! Armed with blocking wires and eleventy million pins as the pattern requested (though I actually only needed about 20!), plus my new foam jigsaws and my little bottle of Soak, I successfully blocked my first lace shawl. I’ll write more about the Henslowe shawl in another post (I absolutely loved everything about the pattern and am sure I’ll make it again), but for now – look at the difference blocking made!

Pre and post blocking

Pre and post blocking