This pattern was so fun and well written that the hat just seemed to make itself. Not to mention the blocking instructions were hilarious – they included two dinner plates, a bowl and a saucer – and it worked out flawlessly! It may have looked a bit like a dangerous sombrero for a while, but the blocking stretched the lace out and created a very multidimensional piece.
The hat is perfect for the summertime, it’s light airiness lends itself to the spring and summer months with that hint of unique lace stitches that make me feel fancy. And who doesn’t like to feel fancy?
As for me, I am still learning html, Photoshop and now Gimp which has had some hiccups here and there but it could always be worse. Catching up on some many neglected WIPs, working and playing with Max who would prefer to play with my yarn. Rascal.
So in an attempt to get more comments and to learn from the plethora of knowledge that is the blogging world, let’s give this a whirl. I have done some funny things to block a project that seemed ludicrous but worked out splendidly. SO….
What works best for you when you are blocking?
What is the strangest thing you have ever done to get a project to hold it’s shape?
As always, thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your day to listen to my diatribes. It is much appreciated!
The old school blocking method with pins works best for me, since I knit mostly things that can be blocked flat. Gotta get one of those heads though – never thought about blocking with that and I can use it for pics, too. Thanks for reading and commenting. I love how the Leibster works too, except I spend waaaaay too much time visiting and reading new blogs!
No such things as reading too much, I learn something new in almost every blog! Thank you for commenting and good luck with the styrofoam head, I love mine!
Very nice! I understand about loving knitting… I actually hold an Honors Degree in Knit Design and Technology. However, as you have seen, I am now into gowns. “LOL” Maybe I should knit a gown!
That’s an amazing degree, you’re obviously über talented where design is concerned! I’ve heard it’s quite time consuming knitting a gown but I bet you could do it. For now I am just going to continue drooling over gowns! Thanks for sharing, your blog is a blast to read.
You’re going to love the Life List book! Thanks for reading and commenting.