Still knitting the spirals, but decided to start blocking. I bought a piece of rigid foam insulation and it seems to be working great. I'm now working on spiral number 23 out of a total of 35 needed.
I love that idea! One more distraction from work I shoud be doing. Can you tell us whewer you found the patten?
Sure! I pieced together the pattern from several sites. When I saw the pics on the first site, I knew that I had to try it myself: http://knityousucka.blogspot.com/2006/03/knitted-spiral-counterpane-blanket.html
I continued my search on the net and couldn't believe my luck when I found this site: http://knittingdivine.blogspot.com/2007/07/lacy-beret-free-pattern.html.
That covered the spirals, then just played around with squares and triangles until I got a result that closely resembles the pics on the first site. If you want those, I can write them up and post them here.
and that will teach me to post a comment this early in the AM. I have GOT to learn to type. apologies.
I look forward to seeing the finished object, so far it looks great.
They look so perfect. And they look like gingerbread cookies on a cookie sheet. Tempting......
They do look almost edible. I love this golden color. Unfortunately, before I realized it, I'd knitted 8 spirals from balls of a different dye lot, so instead of 35, I'll end up knitting 43! Luckily, I have enough yarn of the correct shade. Not too bright, huh...
I dunno, maybe strategically placing those 8 would add a nice element to it.
It is a wonderful color!
The spirals are so cool blocked. Actually I've been looking for a good pattern for some linen coasters I've been thinking about doing and this is perfect.
The rigid foam is a great idea. Are they drying evenly on the back side?
I do all my blocking on rigid foam. My shawls dry perfectly on it. And I even put plastic sheeting (with blocking markings drawn on the sheeting) on top of the rigid foam and I still have no problems with drying. I usually leave the blocked shawls dry over a weekend.
Thanks, that's good to know.
Gee, I hope they are drying evenly. Have no idea. This is my first blocking experience. What will happen if they don't dry evenly?
I suppose they could warp a bit but I doubt it. I would just make sure they're dry on both sides before you pull them up. Next time maybe use something absorbent like a towel beneath the pieces, that should help them dry more evenly and quickly.
Thanks for the hint. I'll be sure to let them dry thoroughly.
lol... the brain can play interesting tricks.. thanks for the compliment.
I have to add...My brain reads your title as "Spiral Counterpane Throw-up Date"....ewwwww.
i had a throw-up date once :)
cool and groovy...can't wait to see the finished project!
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