March 10, 2005


The front of the sweater is done:


I’m having problems blocking these sweater pieces straight. The fabric has a tendency to bias, and I find it very hard to adjust it by eye alone. I really need gridlines! I wish I could get me a blocking board like this one, but there don’t seem to be any Canadian suppliers, and once the exchange and the shipping are figured in, it’s far too much money. And yes, I know that it’s possible to make a blocking board, and probably not even that difficult to make one that has gridlines on it — but that takes time, money, energy, and possibly a car for transporting large flat things. None of which I really feel I have enough of right now to spare any for this task. So for now I guess I’ll just have to live with wonky knitting. My, isn’t my life hard…

Posted by Aven at March 10, 2005 03:14 PM

I’ve been drooling over that blocking board too …

What about using a plaid sheet under your pieces … at least you could line them up to the lines in the plaid?

Posted by: chris at March 10, 2005 05:33 PM

I want one of those too. I keep asking my husband if he’ll bring me back one from the US (he’s there all the time), but he’s not sure if they’ll take it on the plane.

I use foam core insulation from the home depot. Problem is, it comes in 8ft sheets.

Posted by: Steph at March 10, 2005 05:58 PM

how about using one of those self sealing matts that they use to cut out quilt pieces? I am sure that you could pin it to that - they are thin enough to roll too. I like the plaid fabric idea though

Posted by: Dani at March 10, 2005 06:15 PM