Thursday, 1 January 2009

Blocking

I never cease to be amazed at what a difference blocking makes to a finished item.

I blocked my Porom, and here are the before and after shots.

Before

After


The shape of the hat is so much smoother and the stitch pattern opens out so you can see all those YOs I sweated over. Oh and the ribbing did seem to tighten up a little so I am reassured about wearing this hat out in public. Phew!

I also blocked the KAL Blanket square. Again, here are before and after shots.

Before

After


It looks so much more polished, not to mention it now lays flat without being pinned!



Just look at the stitch definition you get with this yarn, its gorgeous. I am definitely using Elle Elite for my blanket. It drapes nicely, feels so soft and I really like the muted colours the range comes in.

So in summary, blocking rocks!

Oh, and I hope you have a very happy New Year, and that 2009 brings you all that you wish for.

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