Why as a knitter you may need an engineering degree

Say you knit a longish, roundish, cabley thing. It’s a perfectly nice thing.

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But, we all know, blocking makes knitting better. Cables can’t get enough of the stuff. Hmmm, how to block a longish/roundish object. Not a lot of items in the household that will be long enough (see longish) or large enough around (see roundish) without being too big. You know what’s just about right? A paint can. Actually, two paint cans, one atop the other.

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Excellent. Hmmm, but there’s those nubbly handley bits. Okay, add two smooth plastic place mats and a tonne of elastics collected over the years from broccoli.

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Magic! Tall enough and round enough. Let’s cover it in a bin liner to be very clean and such. Just in case.

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Excellent. This is so coming together! Okay, slip the longish, roundish, cableyish knitting over it and…uh oh. Too slippery. Ixnay on the bin liner. Add a few clothes pins. Voila!

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MacGyver’ed the heck out of that bad boy! Oh, and the longish, roundish, cableyish object is a City Creek Cowl in Madtosh Chunky in Tart. I love that red.

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2 responses to “Why as a knitter you may need an engineering degree

  1. Bravo! A++ :) Cowl is amazing, too!

  2. Fabulous, both the longish roundish thing and the *blocking mats*. I may need to make one (or more — great gift!) of these.

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