Monday, 6 June 2011

Block, block, block, block, blocking . . . .

(The title of this post needs to be sung to the tune of Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken, Lay a little egg for me - don't ask me why, it just popped into my head that way!).  After reading many posts about blocking I thought I would finally give it a go!  I love this one from Knitty, which I completely relate to as I have never blocked before or even knew how you might go about it.  But recently I read this post over at Little Tin Bird which made me think - I do need to have a go at this blocking thing.  It seems to be the thing all knitters do!

It's funny how we pick things up.  I can't even remember how I learnt to knit but as my mother, and both grandmothers knitted I'm sure one of them taught me and really I have just picked things up as I've gone along.  So as no one sat me down and said '.... and then you need to block it', it's not something I've done.  Although that is not strictly true as I do do a kind of blocking, which I picked up from my mum which involves a damp cloth, steam iron and jiggling the knitting into place as you ironed.  So I thought, now is the time for trying the professional method!!  I borrowed some foam play mats and had just the finished project that would benefit from a bit of blocking.  It also gave me a chance to use my gorgeous pink water sprayer - I ended up buying a blue one as well as they were so gorgeous.  So there we have it, blocking done, now I can settle back with a cup of tea and wait for the magic to work!!


  1. You are very clever. Had never even heard of blocking. Hope all's well, and thank you for your last post! 10 days to go... :)

  2. Really excited for you! Thanks for the lovely comment :)