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Old 10-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ermely View Post
Oh, I didnt know acrylics needs to be blocked !!
And does-it works ?
Does it work? That seems to be the unanswerable question. If it's not unanswerable then at least it pops up often enough to count as just about and we agree to disagree as to whether or not it even needs doing. In my experience, if the stitches aren't too uneven as they were when I first started knitting, they'll even out in the wash. To see if things are too uneven to even out in the wash, I have given a few synthetic knits a bit of steam before I decided to frog. I've crocheted lots of blankets and never attempted blocking in large part because when you are wrapped up in a blanket watching TV if a bit of unevenness is a problem, you don't want a blanket from me. If I were entering a competition which BTW I've never done, then blocking might make more sense. Sometimes I strive for perfection, usually good enough is good enough for me. For others that's not so, I respect their skills and ability to produce items as close to perfection as is humanly possible.
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Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper
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