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Old 03-09-2018, 11:52 AM   #31
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:43 AM   #32
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Looks like the Engineer's space suit from Prometheus.
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:30 PM   #33
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♫ I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby
Oh, oh, break it ♪
♫ Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
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Have another little piece of my heart now, baby
Well you know you got it, if it makes you feel good ♪
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:40 PM   #34
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You can make a 1940's style Perky Snood...

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:03 PM   #35
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:58 PM   #36
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Plenty of time when you get your fanny home.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:37 AM   #37
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The knitting was completed some time ago.
We are now at a stage called "awaiting blocking". Traditionally this stage takes anything from a few months to several years while the knitted item languishes unremarked in a bag in a corner because blocking is a faff and knitting something else is much more fun. However I will try to short this stage as I know you are keen to see the FO (Finished Object).

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Old 04-26-2018, 08:36 AM   #38
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I'm delighted to say that blocking is complete.
It involves soaking the item for around 20 minutes in warm water. Extremes of temperature can cause felting, as can too much agitation of the item in the water; twenty minutes is time enough for water to soak right through to the core of the yarn. You can see here that the yarn "bled" a little. This often happens with artisan dyed yarn.
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Then you wrap the sodden object in a towel and squish as much water as you can out of it. The aim is to have it just damp, all the way through. This means you can stretch the item out and pin it into the shape you want.
I took pic of this stage but accidentally deleted it, I'm afraid.
The blocking process, as well as setting the shape of the piece, evens up the stitches a treat! The reason your grandma's knitting looks so neat and even is because of the numerous times it's been washed. All that gentle shoogling of the stitches evens out the wonky tension between them.
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I'm a happy bunny. Thank you BigV! x
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:20 AM   #39
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Nicely done!!
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:33 AM   #40
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That is gorgeous, befitting your classic beauty.
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:38 PM   #41
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In post #37, I swear I thought you'd knitted yerself a thong.

Knit yerself a thong.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:16 PM   #42
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In post #37, I swear I thought you'd knitted yerself a thong.

Knit yerself a thong.
some of those were my thoughts too.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:16 PM   #43
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-it's beautiful, Limey.
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