Somehow, someway, the attachments to my original Vaila Slipover posting have gone missing in cyberspace. I can't find them and Darrel can't retrieve them so I'm going to repost them here. Sorry about that.
Jesse you are absolutely amazing. I could spend hours looking at your work which is truely an inspiration. Thank you! Ron
Jesse, the colours in closeup are gorgeous. I love the range of J & S colours and am currently working on a Print of the Wave lace stole in colour L40.
Enviable work! Absolutely georgeous!
Is that an upright sweater blocker? Does it work as well, if not easier, than laying products flat?
I guess you could call it that. It folds in half so you can put the jumper over it and then unfold it so that everything is flat. There are 4 adjustment points to stretch (block) the garment in different places for different sizing and fit. Obviously, it only works on completed garments; knitted pieces would have to be done on a board. Until I started to use the Shetlands wool in stranded knitting, I never had the need to block my garments. I find that the garment dries more quickly as air can circulate freely to all parts. I love mine. I bought it from Jamieson & Smith in the Shetland Islands. I think that there is a source for one in the US. It wasn't cheap but I am convinced it was well-worth the expenditure. If you're handy with wood and tools, there is a pattern for one in "The Fair Isle Knitting Handbook" by Alice Starmore.
The pics are beautiful!!!
I'm so happy these are back! Thanks for taking the time to upload and share them once again. They definitely deserve a second look. ;)
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