Originally Posted by Minou
Whew. I just finished the bind-off on row 91. I should have finished on row 92, but I dropped one row in hopes that I would be able to finish in three skeins. No such luck. I still ran out 1 1/2 fans from the end. It's 39" unblocked and took just over three skeins of Beaverslide Fisherman Weight. Fortunately, I had four so it only meant a pause to wind another ball.
Alas, I don't think I'll get to block until Sunday. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
I know Rebecca, toward the end it just eats up your yarn and the bind off is crazy and you use even more in the bind off. So be aware peeps...
Okay, photos! Excuse the photos, I was in such a rush to get this done. Anyway, a little background. Couldn't block it on any beds, sigh... It wouldn't dry in time. So, had a small twin in the garage and took it outside. It started to dry as I was pinning it up. I had a few problems from the pics as far as pinning, but had my sister come over and she helped out and it looked a lot better. Didn't take anymore as I had my camera packed for my trip. So, I think there are some unpinned parts.
Well, you'll get the idea... The first pic as before it was blocked. And the second is after. I had a few problems with smoothing it out and there are a few "waves" still in the blanket, but I don't think she'll mind. Other than that, I am sooooo happy with it. And when I make the second one, I'll have more time to block it correctly.
Jared's Hemlock measured at almost four feet. I measured mine from point to point and mine ended up at about five feet. And that was at row 131.
Hope everyone else is doing well.
You have to wet block this, maybe steam may work, but if you want to make it flat and show your lace pattern, that is the best way to do it. And just be careful when you pin.
Anyway, off to Hawaii for a week. I brought a few projects just in case. Not bringing anything on the plane. Gonna sleep! hahaha (8:30 AM flight)
Talk soon all... and they have internet at the house.