I finished knitting my first shawl last night and was eager to block it. Blocking smooths out stitches and makes the project conform to the correct size and shape. There are several different methods, but I wet blocked this project and pinned it to my Super Official Alphabet Blocking Mat. Don’t tell me serious knitters don’t use kid toys for blocking. I can’t be the first person to do this.
Basically, the shawl went from looking like a small mangled jellyfish to looking like a large shawl.
I used to think I wasn’t a shawl person, but it was embarrassingly exciting to see the transformation of the lace pattern as I pinned it out. Maybe I will try this again sometime.