jenny from the block

for years i have been reading patterns that end by saying to block the piece. i never really knew what that meant or why you should block your work…then i read about it and knew why you should block your work but was still too lazy. then i made a sweater vest and it came out longer on one side than the other, so i decided it was time to take this whole notion of blocking seriously. i got a blocking board from knitpicks and for my first attempt at blocking, did some granny squares that i’m making for an eventual afghan. what a difference! they look so nice and crisp and square! plus, i’ll be able to make them uniform in size. i’m officially converted!


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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