Knitting Along 5 – Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter

Blocking squares - Anthology Blanket KAL -

The Anthology Blanket Knit Along is almost over! There are just 4 squares left. The squares are all fairly easy though, so there’s still time to catch up. You’ve seen my first 5 squares, squares 6-10, squares 11-15, and squares 16-20. Here are squares 21-25. From left to right, top to bottom: Ridge Stitch, Ribbed Basketweave, Garter Zig Zag, Zipper Rib, and Waffle Rib. … Continue reading →

Product Review – Unicorn Fibre Wash & Rinse

Unicorn Fibre samples

My friend Jessie of Jessie at Home had a serious soot problem in her home office / studio a little while ago, and for cleaning it up she recommended Unicorn Fibre products. I was looking for a good product to use for blocking my projects anyway, so I thought I would give it a try. I didn’t know whether I wanted Fibre Wash or … Continue reading →

Fabric stiffener and a little improvisation

blocking with blocks

My mom wanted a tray she could slide around without scratching the finish of her new table. So I crocheted one, of course, with some cotton yarn from my stash. This is what it looked like when it was done:

My biggest blocking job so far

baby blanket blocking

This hexagonal baby blanket seemed quite small and manageable while I was knitting it, in fact I was worried it would be too small. I’ve never blocked a really large piece before, but I thought it would be the perfect job for my blocking wires. I was right! Here it is all stretched out: This post contains affiliate links (click for … Continue reading →

Why blocking wires are my new favorite thing

Front of cardi being blocked

You have seen this picture before, it’s the back of my lacey vest/cardi being blocked. I did this all with pins, and it took a LOT of them. I think I must have used  at least 50 just on this one piece. The hardest part though, was making sure I placed the pins perfectly evenly along each edge, so that … Continue reading →

Product Review – Boye Crochet Dude Blocking Boards

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking these links, I may be compensated. You get the same great price, and you are helping to support this blog! I have several items in a pile, waiting to be blocked. I love what blocking does for my FOs, but I definitely don’t love doing it. I must … Continue reading →