Monday, November 1, 2010

Steam blocking is my new favorite thing

Steam blocking Julia was a new experience for me and it was by far the funnest finishing-experience I've ever had. This is the before, all crumpled and curled...

I pinned it out to my desired specs and then wet an old scrubs top and laid it over. The "hiss" and giant clouds of steam billowing forth were *very* satisfying! When you lifted up the scrubs top, even the sweater would still be steaming. Sweet!

Besides the fun factor, steam blocking was pretty instant gratification: no waiting 2 days for wool to dry. I blocked my pieces and took them to work an hour later to put together. (Not that I would EVER knit at work...)

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