Wednesday, January 29, 2014

'Mr. Green' Scarf (Scarf Blocking)

Using interlocking foam floor mats...


                                                   ...and short straight pins with large heads...


                                                   ...I laid out my dampened, knitted scarf...


                                                        ...and began pinning it into place.

 
                                I used two pieces of easily removable, 'painter's tape' as an edge guide...

                                                  ...to keep the long sides straight and even.


                                                                 The finished scarf...

                                       ...made with self-striping Mushishi wool-and-silk blend yarn.


                                                             My neighbor, Mr. Green...

                                                 ...happily modeling his new Christmas scarf!


                                                   Next time: another knitted Christmas scarf!

7 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Look at you! A Knitter. Great scarf. You might find investing in T pins help with blocking.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea! I think I may have some T pins hiding somewhere that I used for silk screening years ago.

Rachel said...

What a great use for those interlocking floor mats!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-They're great for needle felting, too, if you can believe it!

Sandra Knapp said...

A-ha, so Mr. Green likes the color green also. LOL

Good job on blocking that scarf. Back-breaking work for me though. LOL

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

Good morning,

Your knit scarf is fantastic .... You are a woman of many talents! ;-) Mr. Green looks quite dapper in your beautiful gift. He's a lucky man to own one of your designer pieces.

Hope that you're having a great day.

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--I put the mats on top of my studio table so I can do the blocking easily! :)
Dawn--Hahaha...thanks! He does, doesn't he?Love you!