Sunday, February 25, 2007

Le Foulard—C'est Fini

The Foulard that I made with the yarn that I dyed is finished. I really like the way that it came out. First I soaked the finished foulard in warmish water with a little bit of Eucalan. This photo shows the wet foulard before blocking. I like the swirls and curls. Then I used my new blocking wires to stretch it out to a 40-inch square on two old mattress pads on the floor as there was no other place big enough for me to lay it flat. I pinned the wires to the pads and left the whole thing overnight, hoping I wouldn't forget it was there and walk on it in the middle of the night to get a drink of water or something.

Next morning, it was dry and ready for use. The yarn is so soft. The foulard can be worn many ways, but the easiest thing to do is fold it into a triangle and drape it over the shoulders. I tried to get a picture of this, but no luck. So here it is draped over a hanger. I think you can get the idea.

Now to finish the baby sweater. It's coming along fine. I am up to the armholes. I hope to have photos soon.