Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Home Stretch!

My blocking extravaganza begins.

Here is a little secret...... this is my first time wet-blocking. The outcome.... I LOVE how the Fabric feels. My last Central Park Hoodie, I hastily steam blocked it. Also, I was able to pull the fabric to make the hoodie a little longer than the instructions specified. Aruacania Naturewool leaves a lot of room for manipulation.

Since I have this almost lavender colored sweater, I figured that it would only be fitting to use lavender scented Euculan Woolwash. I did see a little bit of lavendar dye coming out of the garment once it was soaked, but it wasn't anything too crazy.

Here is a pre-blocked picture.

CPH2 Body Done2

Here is a close-up

CPH2 Body Done1

Here is the blocking in action

CPH2 Pre-soak

CPH2 Soaking

CPH2 Blocking

My main question is.... what took me so long to get to this point?

Once this dries, I will be blocking my Ishbel scarf. (I ran out of pins) I also have to add that I absolutely love A.C. Moore for providing the children's alphabet mat squares. They make wonderful blocking tools.


Sharon V said...

Beautiful! I hope I bump into you at Rhinebeck so I can see you in your brand new sweater.

Nettie said...

It looks great! My favorite color, too!

I need to invest in one of those mats, my current blocking set up leaves much to be desired.

Look for me at Rhinebeck!

Deborah said...

Congrats on getting to this point! Proud. I love wet blocking and having my blue mats from Toys R Us have made it so much easier. I thought as soon as I saw your pick they were a new addition.

Sayschnicklefritz said...

A great addition to your fall wardrobe.

Congratulations on making the move to wetblocking! It can be a pain to handle a sopping wet sweater, but its so nice to get (1) filth and (2) lumps and bumps out.

nicolina said...

uh... my CPH is STILL unseamed. maybe i should finish it. dagnabit! why am i so scared of that freakin' thing?

Christie said...

Great sweater! I need to be more committed about blocking my sweaters so that everything comes out as expected.

I have those same exact mats! hahaha!

craftivore said...

OOh, CPH is going to be good. I always wet block too. The alphabet mats are hysterical.

Jamilah said...

I love the way your hoodie is coming along. It's so beautiful.