Tonight I pulled the blocking wires off my scarf and proclaimed it finished! With the twisted fringe, it's nearly 8 feet long.
It's so soft, and smelled like heaven after I washed it in Lavender Eucalan wash before blocking. Taking it off the blocking wires was so exciting that even my husband stopped what he was doing to see the "unveiling."
I packed it in a bamboo "Treasure Chest" with lavender sachets, several skeins of lovely yarns, and latched it closed.
Because I was late finishing the scarf, I also made a felted knitting needle holder for my pal, and hope she'll enjoy it and accept my apologies for being so later in finishing the scarf. I lined the knitting needle holder with vintage Reyn Spooner fabric, added some wooden knitting needles, needle caps and Eucalan wool wash. Putting the package together was as much fun as knitting the scarf!
The scarf my first completed lace project, and I learned so much. I also fell in love with the Handworks Dressing Wires, which made blocking the scarf so easy and the edges so straight. I can't recommend these blocking wires enough--they are so beautifully packaged, work like a charm, and also part of the profits go to support a very worthy cause. I have no affiliation with the product, just a very happy customer. You can order these excellent wires at www.handworksnw.com
Tomorrow I'll send the project to my very patient ISE pal. What fun this has been!