Monday, April 7, 2008

Do you think I'll need to block this?

Ha ha :-) obviously the answer to that question is a big YES! I'm making a lot of progress with Soleil so I think I'm gonna try and stick with it until it's finished, and poor 'Jaden' will have to take a back seat for a week or so.

This cotton twist is curling BIG TIME at the bottom of this, so I'm really hoping a good blocking will get rid of that. Has anyone knit with this yarn before? Will it be ok once I block it?

Wonder if I might get this finished to wear at the weekend?!!

Oh, and can you tell I managed to get a white poster board finally? It's much easier taking pictures of my projects using it.


Marie said...

I've never used that yarn, but I can assure you that the lower edge will sit right once you've blocked it. The edge of my Marjorie Stole turned up like that until I blocked it.

Have fun knitting it!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I'm not familiar with that yarn - but blocking will most likely fix it. I also have a hand-held steamer and for something like a troublesome edge I'll use that. It's a handy tool to have around, I find. Intersting about the white poster board. That does make a nice back ground for the knitting!

kim said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference blocking can make? I can't believe how fast you knit! And I still love the color.

a friend to knit with said...

i can BET you will have this finished by the weekend!!!
i haven't used that yarn, i bet a good blocking will do the trick.
it is really looking fantastic. as is your photo!

Amanda said...

I think it must be something in the water. All the bloggers I read are being unfaithful to their projects at the moment! The edging will block perfectly,I'm sure.

Ann said...

The lace looks lovely. I have not use this yarn before but I know blocking will definitely help. I had the same problem with Spotlight's bamboo/cotton.

ginny said...

You are so fast! My guess would be that you may need to wet block instead of just spritzing it. You might want to search for projects on Ravelry using this specific yarn to see what others have done.