Aestlight (Ravelry link) came off the needles and went right onto the blocking wires.
I love this part. This is when the magic begins.
You start with a limp, shapeless piece of knitted fabric that represents hours of work, sometimes mixed with a dose of frustration. You give it a bath.
Then you use wires and pins to shape and open it up.
It's like a bud blossoming to reveal its inner beauty.
The yarn is Bertha from Dirty Water DyeWorks. Bertha is a blend of 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon. The colorway is Pixie, shades of green with occasional flecks of blue.
The blocking wires I use are HandWorks Dressing Wires. I can't recommend this company enough. Lisa, the owner, provides prompt delivery with great customer service. And part of the profits are given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
I usually putter around for a day or so after finishing a project, searching out my next pattern. Not so this time around. Before Aestlight was even dry I had already cast on for my next shawlette. Next up - les Abeilles.