Sunday, August 08, 2010

The Knitting Phase is Over

The past three weeks at work have been intense.  On Friday I finished up the last bit and I told my co-worker it felt like a load off a guilty conscience.  Similarily, in my knitting I worked this weekend to finish up the knitting on my Lizard Ridge Blanket.  I like how it looks as a mess:


But all laid out, and even unblocked, I can see the potential there just waiting for me to unfurl it.  No worries about ugly strips, they all go together beautifully.

I've been puzzling on how to block it out for sewing.  A full on wet block would be proper and correct I think, but a quick steam with an iron would be faster. 

7 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah, that looks awesome all together!

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  2. The blanket looks great.

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  3. My gosh...that's very cool! Love all the colors.

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  4. It's been exciting to watch the Lizard Ridge progress. Can't wait to see the end result.

    At first glance, the top picture reminds me of a zillion toes waiting to be kitchenered, and the bottom picture the same but after a visit from the Toe Fairy ;o)

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  5. How long is your lizard?

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  6. Full on wet block lady. You know you won't be happy with it any other way!! Besides, do you really want to wet block it once it's all seamed for the first time? I know I wouldn't . . . but maybe that's just me.

    It's lovely . . . I'm glad you held your faith!

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  7. Personally, I would sew it together first - that way, you can match pieces where they need to be matched. Blocking first - you run the risk that the strips won't all be the same size when you are done, or that they will be stretched out in certain places. It's happened to me, and then it's VERY difficult to match at the right places. Just saying....
    Gorgeous piece, btw.

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