dcrozier wrote:JazzHooked wrote:stitchychic wrote:Exceedingly disappointing. I don't do blocking. Bang, boom, end of story. Never have, never have needed to.
same here, stitchychic. Well, i do block for certain things, like clothes, especially if they're curling, but these I haven't.
anyone ever blocked a large one-piece blanket? I'm going to HAVE to block the orange mandala blanket i'm working on in order to get it to lie properly. but it's big (about 5' diameter), i have to use steam, and I dont' have a non-wooden surface anywhere handy I can do that one...can't use carpeted floors, can't use hardwood floors, can't use wooden kitchen table. suggestions? weather's not nice enough to do it outside on the deck..and that's wood too! when i was a teenager I once put a towel down on my mom's good antique mahogany dining room table and did my ironing on that cuz I was too lazy to get out the ironing board.....boy did i catch hell for THAT, and for good reason. I put a permanent white spot on the table which is still there (it's my table now).
Shandeh posted her star afghan that she blocked after it was finished but I don't remember what thread it was--really unique method of blocking.
SuperSue wrote:I have a question which I hope is not as stupid as I think in my own head. I understand why you think it is important to block, so that it stays in it's shape. My question is what happens in the future if you need to wash the blanket? Do you have to reblock or is it once you block it is done? I have never blocked and don't know if I want to take the time to do it nor do I have the equipment to do it. I don't even know what equipment I would need.
Laina wrote:I am so amazed at many of the negative comments.
For many here, they need the catch-up time. I think it's very reasonable, and I'm happy to give them a week to do that.
I have so much I can do to fill in the week like work on gifts I'm making for friends or family. I also looked through all my motifs and a couple from clue 3 are a tad bigger than their sisters, so I'm going to do some frogging this week.
I wasn't going to block either, but since we have a break, I think I'll give it a go. I think I'll be happy if I do.
I also love doing puzzles, so it will be fun to move the motifs around on the carpet. I think I'll vacuum first.
I love this mystery Cal and will want to do the next one.
I so appreciate the Bernat ladies and designers for their time and effort for putting this all together for us. Thank you!
I have loved meeting fellow crocheters and being able to chat via the forum.
I love all the photos.
I love the other forums like what are you working on, recipes, other Cal's, etc.
I love learning new tips, techniques.
I love the waverly yarn colors.
I have blocked before, but they were doilies. Look forward to learning how to block other things. For blocking doilies, I use the bottom of the bed in the guest bedroom. I pull up the sheets and covers from the bottom to only the part of the bed I'm using.
I lay a towel down and block on top of that to protect the mattress. I use rustproof pins.
Have fun this week everyone.
generationsue wrote:So happy for the catch up week! I have been distracted by learning to knit . Still have 1 block to finish...
Ohhh, and so excited to try the full layout! I'll be back to share
Happy week everyone
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