It is done. It is huge. It is, officially, a Monster. But a beautiful Monster, if I may say so myself.
In any case, as soon as I finished up the knitting (a year and a half after starting!), I wanted to get it completely out of the way, so I sewed in the ends immediately and set about the business of blocking. I got some free samples of Soak during the Worldwide Knit in Public Day, so I decided to test them on this.
Step number 1: pour into cold water and stir.
And before you ask, yes, I do my blocking in a gigantic kitchen pot. And yes, I also use that pot to cook pasta in. Student life… :)
Step number 2: add Monster.
While adding the Monster, try to avoid this. Especially if your room is about to be inspected to make sure you haven’t caused any damage before you move out… Hm…
Step number 3: let it soak for about 15 minutes. The cool thing about the Soak liquid is that it does not require rinsing. I hate rinsing. Thus, we can proceed directly to Step number 4: remove Monster from its bath and roll it into a towel to drain the excess liquid. Or a blanket, if there is no towel big enough to contain the Monster.
Did I really just make my friend a scarf LONGER than a full-bed blanket?? Well, she asked for it…
I didn’t feel the need to pin this one down, I like the natural curves that the faux cables create.
Step number 5: reward yourself. :)
When it dries I’ll let you know if I see any difference for having used the Soak liquid. In the meantime, I hope you’re doing something similar to Step number 5! ;)