I usually use my portable clothes steamer, but this time I couldn't holding such a big piece vertically, so I used a spray mist bottle of water. Seems to be doing its thing.
The pinwheel squares are leftover oversize tragedies/catastrophes from the afghan. The whole thing measures 20 inches square. I decided on the Heel stitch for the backing and it's Nice and thick and strong, and going quickly. I think this one is going to be a floor/lounging/pillow fight kind of pillow and I'm going to give my teenage boys free reign with it!
Hi K1P1quebec! Pardon moi, but I wouldn't exactly call those pinwheel squares "tragedies/catastrophies"! They look great, seriously!
That is going to be a sweet pillow, 20" square will invite lots of lounging!
I have a confession to make, I have never blocked an object knitted from acrylic yarn! I didn't know it was do-able! (I do know that steam blocking acrylic item is *not* doable! ) I am not much of a blocker (Yet) but I recently made a narrow fashion-type scarf using a vertical-type lace pattern knitted using Sugar'n'Cream yarn, and the edges turned inward. . .I think it is just typical of that pattern. So I steam-blocked the scarf (get ready for a good laugh--I pressed it with a damp towel over it, while it was pinned to the carpet, using push pins! ) But it seemed to work! Maybe I should break down and invest in a blocking board! So. . .I will try mist-blocking my future acrylic creations (I use acrylic yarn, and cotton Handicrafter yarn exclusively) Thanks again for the ideas! I am grateful!