Botswana Blocking

I have never blocked more than one thing at a time, but last Friday was the day. I had rested up (the washing machine is in the basement) and was ready to go. No one else was home, so I took up the entire sunroom floor. I used beach towels (and realized that a blocking board would be really useful to get the blanket edges straight). Things were slow to dry on Friday, a rainy day, but the sun was out by Saturday. Between the glass slider and the sunroof, everything dried pretty quickly on Saturday. Everything is 100% wool except the orange and yellow sweater which is 70% wool and 25% acrylic.
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I’ve already shown the Baby Surprises, but here are the other things:
Knittah’s blanket – she knit 2/3 of it and I finished it up.
Knittah's Botswana Blanket
It is Elann Highland wool which I’ve never used before but will again. It’s great to knit with.

A crochet blanket made from Paton’s Classic Wool from my stash:
Doc Swatchy Blanket
Here it is modeled by Spragoon (he is 5 feet tall, to give you an idea of its size):
Doc Swatchy Blanket
A Beach Beanie:
Beach Beanie
2 red hats and a pair of mittens (also Paton’s Classic Wool):
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There was supposed to be a second pair of mittens, but an accident befell them — I forgot to change from the size 4’s for the ribbing to the size 7’s for the main part of the mitten – so they would have fit a crayon, but not a child! I didn’t even take a picture, they looked so silly.

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One Response to “Botswana Blocking”

  1. Knittah Says:

    Hurray!!!!!!

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