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Old 09-03-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Blocking difference
I just wanted to put this in here because this sweater showed such a remarkable difference before and after blocking. I know the lighting is different, but the unblocked piece in the sun really shows how lumpy it was. It was smoothed out as much as it could be with my hand. The blocked was just laid down on the deck and photographed.
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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Your sweater is BEAUTIFUL!!! I notice a huge difference after blocking ... even cotton wash cloths!
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thank you! I was so hoping that blocking would flatten it out that I had to take a pic so if it didn't get really smooth I could at least see the difference. I see a difference in the other sweaters I blocked, but not enough to really see a difference in a picture. More of an evenness in the stitching and a bit of blooming of the yarn that shows the colors better, as well as sizing.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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Wow ingrid.... You are definately one of the Queen of Color!!!
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:08 AM   #5
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I always wanted to be a Queen! Thanks. :D
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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Ingrid, that is GORGEOUS!!!!!! What an amazing difference it makes!! For you or a gift?
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It's for me :D I bought the pattern a while ago and I just loved the colors. Any time I ask my kids if they want a sweater, they don't pick anything I want to make. My oldest picked out a hooded sweater that was almost entirely seed stitch . No way, no how.

I might make my oldest a Fair Isle out of something that will be easy care. I'm going to ask her to look through the books when she comes for a visit in October. But since she lives in NC, heavy sweaters aren't really a necessity as much as they are here.
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NC had more snow than MD last year. She might get some good use out of a nice sweater. What area of NC? I have family near Rocky Mount.
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She was in Chapel Hill, and recently moved to Charleston.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:53 PM   #10
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WOW...thanks for posting that before & after, Ingy! Good lesson!
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