Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Blocking the ribbing???

I don't usually block anything that I rib. Are you guys all blocking? Maybe just not pressing very hard? Thanks!


Blogger Roxanne said...

I think I'm going to steam block. Some people are wet blocking too...I just don't want to have to wait for my ribby to dry when I'm done with it so I thought I'd opt for steam blocking.

8:12 AM

Blogger goodkarma said...

I've had good luck with wet blocking every time I've done it and, even though it takes a while to wait for things to dry (2-3 days sometimes), the pieces come out nice and straight and uniform and flat. So when I finally finish my last sleeve sometime this week, I'll handwash all the pieces and block them. Then I can start something new while I'm waiting for the pieces to dry!!

I think in the future I'll start blocking the pieces as I go, so I don't have to do all the pieces at the end.

10:09 AM

Blogger Stephanie said...

Mine didn't come out terribly wet - I used Bonnie Marie's Blockingt tips: I threw some towels in the wash, then took them out after they had spun dry - rolled my knitting inside, left it the good portion of a day, then pulled out my knitting and pinned it in place - the pieces were damp, but not soggy, and dried pretty fast (but then I live in the desert....so everything dries fast!)

3:10 PM

Blogger goodkarma said...

Stephanie, that sounds just like what I do... maybe I should move to the desert!! haha!! :)

3:19 PM


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