Friday, December 18, 2009

Magic Time!

Take 1 tsp of Eucalan, add 1 gallon of tepid water into a clean bowl,

carefully load in a cashmere lace scarf and leave to soak for 15 minutes.

Add one really old, ugly king sized sheet that has line on it, and spread it out on the floor.

Take off all rings,

Gently roll scarf into towel to soak up the water without felting the scarf.

Add 140 pins, give or take and pin scarf out using the pattern on the sheet to keep it evenly pinned.

How do You use your cookie racks?

Using the rest of the Euclan water, soak wool hats that also need a 'bath'. MAKE CERTAIN to go from light to dark...why?????????????

The Burgundy Paton's Classic Wool-bled. All.over.the.white.towel.

See? It even left the water pink.

Leave to dry over night...

Take out the pins and hang in the back yard...

Yo! Mr. DeMille, the scarf ready for it's close up!

Waaaa. Laaaa.....all Prettied up!


Snap, snap, snap goes the camera, wrap, pretty bow and mail off to Mom for Christmas delivery!

This is going to look fabulous with Mom's red coat on Christmas Eve!

7 comments:

me said...

wow! WOW!! What a beautiful scarf! I'd love to follow your very clear directions, but I can't find a cashmere scarf to put in the wash water :)

Hurrah for such a beautiful project!!!

Panhandle Jane said...

How lovely! I just want to squish it in my fingers!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Patty said...

That scarf is so lovely! The blocking makes it shine.

Geri said...

Beautiful FOs! Might I suggest you ask Santa for a set of blocking wires to save you doing all that pinning? Simply run the stiff wire in and out of the edge of your lace item, anchor one side and pull the other to the desired width. Do the same with the length. VoilĂ ! And you'll only need to use 20 or so pins to anchor the wires.

Cathy said...

Me..you'll have to make a scarf!

Jane..It was a very squishable scarf to work on. So very difficult to put into it's mailing envelope.

Patty..Blocking should be renamed...magic!

Geri..I've been looking for blocking wires for a long time. Havn't found any around me, yet. Was thinking of using dental floss, but all I had on hand at 2am was the minty stuff. Didn't think that would be a good idea. So, quilting pins it was.

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments. And I strongly suggest you all get some Plymoth Ecco Cashmere to knit up for yourself. You'll thank me for it!

Maria said...

Wow!!! The scarf is faboulous!!!!

N. Maria said...

I will definitely get some of that Cashmere!
The scarf is stunning and breathtaking!