blocking-in-progress Thursday

On my recent trip home, I finally bought myself a “blocking board”. When I was getting it, the friend who came with me to the shop asked which kid in the family it was for…

Well, I guess I count as a kid… :)

I’m very happy with how it’s working out so far. I might improve it by drawing lines with inches on it, though, it would make blocking to measurements easier. But I’m worried the marker lines might smear on the wet yarn… Do you have any experience with such things? Perhaps there is a type of marker that wouldn’t smudge?

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I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

15 thoughts on “blocking-in-progress Thursday

      • Ajme fridice mogla bih te poljubiti! ove puzzle su neko vrijeme bile jako popularne kao podloga za klince koji pužu i igraju se na podu, jer deka i slične stvari klize. Kupila 4 paketa, koristili, ispostavilo se da su otrovne i zabrenjene za korištenje u mnogim zemljama :gaah:. Imam hrpu toga, a ne vjerujem da bih drugo dijete stavila na te puzzle sad, s druge strane žao mi bacit toliko plastike. A baš pletem šal kojeg će trebat blokirat.

  1. I have similar boards for blocking (and I have no kids – just me) but have never thought to draw lines on them. So I can’t advise if they’d smudge, but you could always try it on a small area and see.

    • At the toy section of a department store. They’re just foam puzzle playmats with letters on them. I think they should be available in any toy store… These were made in China and very cheap. They’re a bit smelly (of plastic), though, so I’m not sure I’d let my child play with them, but for blocking they’re great.

  2. I have pretty much the same foam blocking tiles as well and I’ve also wondered if I could draw lines on it….
    What is on your blocking board? Is it a ipod/ipad/iphone/something cozy? I’m curious!

  3. I just received some foam blocking boards for Christmas. They’re not as pretty, but I think they’re going to be excellent for blocking shawls. I also like that they take up way less space than a huge folding blocking board.

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