Thursday, July 3, 2014

Testing the Process


Before I began blocking Susan's doilies (see yesterday's post), I decided to practice her techniques using the doily I knit last year for the County Fair.

My efforts last year, resulted in an 11.5 inch doily, but using Susan's blocking circle, I was able to block it to 13.5 inches. What a difference more blocking has made.

From this:
11.5 inch blocking
2013

To this:
13.5 inch blocking
2014
I am much happier with the doily now. Seeing the difference the blocking made, makes me eager to knit another doily soon.

12 comments:

  1. Funny because I like the first one better but they both are a work of art.

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  2. It's amazing the results you can get when you use the right tool for the job!

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  3. It's really beautiful Nancy! The right tool did make a difference.

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  4. That's neat! I have some doilies that could use some blocking.

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  5. Very nice and certainly worth the effort!

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  6. That is beautiful Nancy! Now I see why one needs to block.

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  7. Wow, that really opened up the stitch pattern! It makes me want to knit one.

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  8. What a difference. It really makes your doily much more lacy. Definitely worth the work.

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  9. Oooh! Blocking is magic... but I still don't enjoy it. I'd rate it just above seaming, but not as high as weaving in ends, which I don't mind so much.

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  10. You're right. It makes a big difference!

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  11. That's cool!!!!! Very nice. I like the more "stretched out" version too!

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  12. Wonderful now you will have to share your starch recipe:)

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