Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blocked Up


Well, a slow couple of weeks was definitely what I needed. I'm not quite back up to speed yet, but I feel so much better than I did last month. The creative juices are flowing, ideas are percolating, and I am definitely ready to start easing back into my full schedule.

Which is perfect, since this is what my blocking basket looks like. I normally like blocking quite a bit-it's the first chance to see what the project will really look like, to watch the yarn bloom and fall into place, and the last chance to wrestle the project into submission. I love working with my hands, and blocking is all hands (well, I suppose all of knitting is technically all hands, but blocking feels a bit more physical), and it's thrilling and fulfilling, and one of my favorite parts of a project.

There's some good stuff in the blocking basket, but I probably ought to get started soon-I only have the one futon to block stuff out on, and depending on how long it takes things to dry, there's probably close to a week's worth of blocking here. Hopefully I'll be able to start tackling some of this before the weekend, but if not, it's waited this long, so what's a few more days? 

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  1. yay! How exciting :) Which one will you block out first?

    I always think that I don't like blocking but when I'm in the process of pinning out the knit it's pretty satisfying.

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    1. I haven't decided the order yet :O I always get a sore back from bending over the futon for so long, but once it's all pinned out it's so pretty and satisfying!

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  2. I block as soon as I finish but I get impatient wanting to see what it looks like once it's off the needes :)

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    1. I usually block right away too, so I don't know how I got so backed up! I'm always so excited to see it once it's finished :)

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  3. I like blocking too, it seems we're a minority in the knitting community though! looks like you have some beautiful pieces awaiting their final step !!

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    1. Thanks! I understand why people think it's a pain, but it's sooo satisfying!

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