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Old 10-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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I wonder if the person who had the tutorial would have noticed a difference between the square she blocked and washed and another she hadn't blocked and washed and dried. IMHO if having things blocked before stitching or considering them finished is important, then this has real merit; otherwise, I'm still very skeptical. I might get around to trying it but Jan is the more likely culprit for reporting back. I rarely use the dryer and save up for a load that will all need to go in the dryer. So, Jan, I second Sue's post.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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Dollyce suggested it. I will get around to it. Right now I'm making 3 pair of socks for a Socktober class. Also have two sweaters OTN.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #13
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I'll say this just once.

I vote for erring on the side of "blocking everything, whether it's needed or not"....

.....because it's better to allegedly 'waste time and effort'......

....than to skimp on time and effort when in fact it's needed more than you happen to realize.

I'm squarely in Camp Blocking.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #14
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Yes, I'm altogether more pleased with projects I've blocked. For coats and sweaters, it just seems to even out the sts and give a nicer drape. I pretty much only use wool or wool blends.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Yes, I'm altogether more pleased with projects I've blocked. For coats and sweaters, it just seems to even out the sts and give a nicer drape.
Exactly!
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