Monday, May 03, 2010

In praise of blocking.

Sometimes when I finish knitting something, I'm so happy to be finished that I skip some of the important final steps like blocking. And if you are like me and you ever doubt what a little washing and steaming can do, I give you this proof.

Hot off the needles with just the ends woven in. Doesn't it look awful?

Cupcake Sweater pre-blocking

A soak in the washing machine and pinned out to dry. Getting closer.

Cupcake Sweater Blocking

I will probably give it a final wash and steam once I've added the buttons just to finish it up. But it's already made a huge difference.

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

~RaenWa~ said...

That is just way to cute.

Sarah said...

Very sweet little sweater! Steam blocking is like magic to be. I block everything just because I think it's fun.

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