Friday, March 27

I "heart" blocking!

Blocking is wonderful... i just love it!

Don't know what blocking is... You can find a cool article here from knitty.com! Basically you get a piece of fabric wet (or steam it, or spritz it with water) and pin it out to the shape you want it to be, then wait for it to dry.











It turned this wonky piece of fabric into a blanket!

















I'm really happy with how it turned out. Though the blanket itself is bigger than i expected it to be. I think the pattern said the small version would be a 38inch square mine turned out to be about a 42 inch square.
















Only one complaint about the pattern, the yarn requirement was way off... It called for 4 balls of each color. To be safe i bought 5 of each and ended up going back and getting an extra ball in each color and i still ran out of the cream, i think i was 3 rounds short, but you can't really tell. So 12 balls total... that's a lot of yarn.

You can see more of my details here on Ravelry...


Project stats:

Start Date: March 5th
End Date: March 25th
Yarn:Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Falk
Pattern: OpArt
Needles:US #7s... (4 circulars)
Recipient: the baby in my belly






























Today was somewhat nice out and we went out to play for a bit. Chloe loves swinging and went for the better part of a half an hour.





















Leah was running around and just having fun.





















Gabe and Joe were playing baseball. I can't wait for spring to really be here. When we can wear not a coat but a t-shirt or I'll even go for wearing only sweatshirts... I can feel it, spring is coming i just need to have a little patients and endure the cold for a bit longer.

12 comments:

Renee said...

I made one of those too. And ran out of yarn. I haven't had the oomph to block it yet but really should work on that considering the baby is due in two weeks. Eeep!

Allena said...

He He He the baby in my belly always makes me think of Austin Powers.
that sucks you ran out of yarn!
looks good. the kids look like they're havign fun.

DawnK said...

Cool blanket. The blocking made it look nice. You got it done so fast! Looks like the kids were having fun!

Bobbi said...

LOVE the blankie!

MRS MJW said...

Nifty blanket. I had a baby hat come out like that.

prairiegirl said...

The baby blanket is awesome!! Looks fantastic! :)

Marianne said...

Wow. It turned out really well. I've been thinking about making one for my new nephew...you inspire me. :)

Holly said...

Wow-super cute blanket! You did great :~)

Amber said...

Love the blanket!

Catherine Kerth said...

LOVE the blanket! Its so cool looking!

Samantha said...

That is one cool blankie! I need to make one! :)

picperfic said...

really gorgeous balnket!