Monday, June 27, 2011

35 Years of Camping Shawl aka EZ Camping Shawl

35th Anniversary Camping Shawl

Close Up
A few mistakes but lots of fun, except blocking. Back breaking and wasn't sure how to block out the little scalloped edges.

It took up my entire dining room table, and then some.

Here's a bargain. If you live near a Wal~mart RUN and get some. They were only $5.00!  They are 12" square and there's 9 squares. I figured that was a great amount for blocking scarves, small items like socks, cowls, mittens, etc. 

I also found crochet hooks in the smaller sizes (B, C, D, E) for $1.28, also at Walmart!  Fun shopping trip today.

That's my measuring tape. It measured 39" long and the wing span is approximately 71". I used 228 pins and 8 blocking wires.  Took me a long, long, long time to bock it.  Now, what to do with it.

Happy Knitting!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl! You do such good work.

I already have the mats which I got at Sam's a couple of years ago but I can't believe how inexpensive they are at WalMart. I use mine all the time.

stringplay said...

Oh, Sheri, this is FABulous! I love, love, love that leave pattern near the end especially. SO pretty. Do you mean you had enough foam blocks for that large blocking in just ONE package?? Too hot for another trip to Wal-Mart. Hope my wee brain can remember to check for them next time. Sure would be easier bending over the dining table than crawling around the floor on my knees! LOVELY shawl.

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