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Nix
02-24-2006, 06:45 AM
Hello!
I am just coming to the end of my second sock (to complete the pair) and I am looking for some advice regarding 'blocking'.
These socks are the first real things I have ever knitted, so I have absolutely no idea what I am supposed to do now!
If someone could explain in the most detail they can bear to, I would be very appreciative.
The yarn is Sirdar self patterning 75% Wool, 25% Nylon and machine washable.
Thanks

KellyK
02-24-2006, 08:45 AM
THe washing machine & dryer will take care of blocking on a machine washable yarn. CONGRATS!

Nix
02-24-2006, 11:04 AM
Wow - easy as that?! Haha, excellent thanks for that.

And thanks for the congrats - I'm am indeed a little proud, if I say so myself!

Not sure if I'll be able to work up to anything bigger or better yet, socks are great!

knitncook
02-24-2006, 11:11 AM
You're supposed to block your socks? Hmmmm. :roflhard:

VickiIL
02-24-2006, 02:16 PM
I have never blocked a pair of socks.

sfavereau
02-24-2006, 02:28 PM
These socks are the first real things I have ever knitted

Are you joking????? Socks are the first real things you have ever knitted? That is GREAT!!! I learned to knit when I was a child and took a 15-18 year hiatus, picked it up again in Oct. 2005 and I've just now tried my first pair of socks! You must be a natural!

But in answer to your question, I have to agree with the other posters... Just wash the socks and wear them proudly.

Jenelle
02-24-2006, 02:34 PM
You don't need to block a sock, do you? :??

Darhain
02-24-2006, 07:04 PM
These socks are the first real things I have ever knitted

Are you joking????? Socks are the first real things you have ever knitted? That is GREAT!!!

Yeah, what she said! :cheering:

knittingachiever
02-24-2006, 07:16 PM
Congrats on your first garment! Socks are indeed a challenging first project - kudos!

I hate blocking, or any finishing really. I get so impatient once my stitching is done, I'll put off weaving in ends and blocking for weeks. :rollseyes:

quirky
02-24-2006, 07:25 PM
Your little feeties will block your socks nicely.
Wash n wear as it were :)