I love it.. I just love it 🙂 You can hardly see the little mistakes because of the variegated yarn and it turned out to be quite big in the end (1,5m). I was reallly thinking about frogging the whole thing two days ago and now I’m happy I didn’t. This project deserved to be finished.. I frog a lot anyway.. 😛 The reason I start talking about the mistakes is because I once made a huge one and had to rip back half of the whole thing. The little mistakes I’m talking about are really little mistakes 🙂
This is what it looked like before b locking, I just had to have a picture to compare. I really like the little waves in the blob of knitting and I’m sad to say not all of them left…
I know you can’t block acrylic yarns the way you can block natural fibers, but I wasn’t ready to try my hand at ‘killing’ the acrylic just yet. I spent a good amount of time on this project and I’d like to try the process on a smaller scale first before I go all out on this one. It would really suck ruining the project before you have the chance to actually use it 😛
Because it’s acrylics I threw the whole thing in the washing machine’s 30 minute program and used the spin cycle to dry the fabric.. I believe there really should be a plus when knitting with this stuff, and I’m really not going to gently wash the thing if I can let the machine do it 😛
As you can see the blocking actuallly did do something and the whole thing has become quite drapey, but not nearly as drapey as natural fibers would’ve become after blocking..
See what I mean about the waves? They’re still there, tho they’re not that dominant anymore..
And this picture was made because it seems like everyone has a picture like this.. 😛 I’m not really sure how I like the pictures tho.. the camera makes the colors rather harsh but in reality they don’t look that way. They blend in and become this brownish, cozy color.