I managed to make my way through the crochet edging last night. Don't look too closely at it, it's not perfect but it was good practice and I'm keeping this for me so I'm not worried about a few odd stitches. The next one will be better.
First thing this morning I gave the doily a bath in some Soak wool washing soap, let it sit for 15 mins or so,
gave it a rinse because I got carried away with the amount of Soak that I used :), wrapped it in a towel to soak up some of the excess water,
then pinned it out on my blocking board starting with 9 main points,
Then I went back and pinned out every chain and left it to dry for the day.
|pinning half done|
Blocking really is magic isn't it?