Friday, January 21, 2011

Sizeable blocking mats

Last night, I finished knitting my secret gift. Tomorrow morning, first thing, I'll weave in ends and block it.

It's probably the largest knit I've ever had to block. For some reason, I only realized it this morning ;-) How will I proceed?

I went to KnitPicks and thought they had some pretty cool blocking mats, but still, one kit is nine 12" squares and my current project is already bigger than that. It would also be best that I block it really soon (I can't afford waiting one more week).

Look what I found in the toys department at WalMart? Thirty-six 12" squares that can be arranged in may different configurations. This is probably more than I will ever need! Sixteen squares will be enough for my current project. And it will be great for scarfs, shawls, afghans, everything!

I'm sure that no one at the store suspected that these were bought to act as blocking mats!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

7 comments:

villapeikko said...

I use them too, they're perfect since you can arrange them and get excactly the right size blocking mat. Have a great weekend!

~RaenWa~ said...

I got a set from Knit Picks for a gift but I have been looking for a bigger set I need to check out my WalMart to see if they have any.

Alhana said...

Se acerca el momento de ver el proyecto secreto, ¡qué emocionante! Tengo que comprar estos bloques de juguete yo también, no tengo donde darle forma a todo lo que tejo y se queda feo y arrugado.

¡Feliz fin de semana, Maryse!

Chantal Boucher said...

N'est-ce pas qu'ils font la job? J'ai acheté les miens chez Réno-Dépôt. Ils les vendent par 4 pour des revêtements d'atelier. Par conséquent, ils sont gris... les tiens sont pas mal plus beaux!!!

Andi said...

That is a fantastic idea!!! I think I am going to have to follow your lead. Can't wait to see the project.

mle said...

Very cool idea! Can't wait to see what the secret project is!

birana said...

L-P aimerai ca un blocking mat de meme. hi!hi! Moi j'étais aller carrément chez canadian tire! Mais il ne sont pas si beau.