There was one over achiever bird that started chirping at 4:30 am, seriously? It couldn’t wait an hour? It’s times like these I think I might like the Angry Birds game. I could pretend it’s my little buddy outside my window.
Anyway, I took the opportunity to block my Summer Mystery Shawlette by Wendy D. Johnson. The last installment came out last Thursday as promised and I finished it straight away. I had a fairly sizable amount of yarn left, so I was curious approximately how much I used. In the preliminary instructions Wendy said you needed 350-400 yards. I wanted to be safe so I went with a 400 yard skein.
Here’s the math:
Initial weight of skein= 119g ~ 400 yards
Final weight of skein= 25g
I used approximately 80% of the skein, so (approx.) 316 yards.
The pre-blocked size had a wingspan of 30″ and a center length of 16.5″. Now we soak and weight. (Talk amongst yourselves.)
Remember how all along I’ve been concerned about the size of the shawlette?