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Small Talk Crochet Shawl
This was my first time blocking a shawl. I used an entire pack of Clover fork pins (I think there was one left over). My girls are still arguing over whether they liked the shawl better with a ruffled edge or with the points that were created by blocking.
I don’t have a blocking mat, but this mattress seemed to work pretty well. I tried dry blocking first, and it worked at first but didn’t hold. Then I tried steaming it, but I just don’t have the patience for holding my steaming iron slowly over the entire shawl. So I wound up getting the shawl wet before blocking. It has held really well.
I give away most of the things I crochet, but January was selfish crochet month and I love the mango color of this yarn. My girls do, also, so we are keeping it for cool evenings and cooler afternoons.