Recently completed projects and blocking comment.

I have been busy at work since we came back from Canada and havent really thought about blogging until now.

Whilst away, I made 4 hats which I gave away to my cousins, who LOVED them, using THIS pattern NANTES hat.

That link goes to Ravelry, which is a wonderful community of fibre lovers who craft their way daily through lots of words and yarns. By far the best part of it all is browsing through the wonderful world of Yarn P 0 rn. (I tried to brea k it up to avoid spam filters, sorry.) I have been known to get lost in pages and pages of colourful pictures of yarns of all sorts and thinking about buying ALL THE THINGS!!! Not to mention the vast repository of patterns you can browse to download or purchase online or in a book. Pattern pages often link to completed projects by other Ravellers who often leave helpful comments about their project and their modifications.

I do love using RAVELRY. It is free to join, so come and be part of this worldwide craft community.

Other projects I have made include the Dreambird;  (pattern here), a few hemp washcloths; (Pattern in last post), a pair of socks from the Knitteratti Janel Laidman. I love her socks!

Dreambird

Hemp washer

Sylvan

I am going to confess that I feel very guilty that I do not block all my items. I refuse to block socks, or garter stitch items, but will consider blocking garments or shawls. Yes it is pure bias on my part, but I like my justification is that to block seems to remove the stretchiness in garter stitch and it seems such a waste to block out the springy stretchy garment for “professional” results. and cant your foot block the sock very nicely in its shoe?

What do you think? do you block socks? or garter stitch items?