Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blocking and Swatching

Unknown Green House in South East Washington, D.C.
for Project Spectrum

Go on over to Eunny's site for an excellent tutorial on blocking. I was surprised to learn that she doesn't use a blocking board. She covers her mattress with plastic and pins through. I have a pillow top so that may not work, but I will give it a try. I wanted ask her if she swatches everything, but I know better than to do that...I just can't seem to bring myself to swatch socks though I understand that it might be necessary. Actually I swatched Hawaii Joy, but that's because I'm concerned about maintaining the integrity of the Pomatomus pattern, not gauge.
Do you swatch everything?

5 comments:

  1. Eunny is such an amazing knitter!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the link to Eunnys tutorial, it'll come in very handy! I love that green house by the way, it looks so awesome - I want to live in there!

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  3. Usually not socks and lace only for appearance, not gauge.

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  4. I just stopped by your blog for the first time and I am so impressed with your knitting. I'll be back again.

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  5. Ava- thanks for commenting on the socks....once you start these you'll not be able to put them down! Let me know where the good yarn stores are in the DC area...I'll be there in two weeks sans children and DH!!!

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