31 Jan 2010

Sunrise Sunset - blocking

Los 150 cuadraditos ya están listos y cosidos. Todavía no acabo de entender para qué es exactamente esto de fijar las cosas pero si todo el mundo lo hace y habla maravillas del asunto supongo que tendré que intentarlo un par de veces o más antes de considerarlo una inutilidad (intentar fijar la Mrs. Darcy fue un completo desastre). Mi madre sigue siendo partidaria de planchar las cosas después de lavarlas y se queja a menudo cuando le pido que me ayude a poner alfileres y le explico que esto es algo que se debe hacer si queremos dejar la prenda perfectamente acabada. Es que es de la vieja escuela y todo esto le viene grande. ;-)

All 150 squares are done and sewn together. Still cannot grasp what's this blocking thingy for but if everybody else is doing it and speaks wonders of it, I guess I have to try a couple of times or so before judging it useless - trying to block Mrs. Darcy was a dead loss. Mum is still in favour of just ironing it after washing and she complains a lot everytime I ask her to help me pinning and tell her this is something we must do in order to have the item perfectly finished. Old school! ;-)

Sunrise Sunset Blocking
Yarn acupuncture

Al ser tan grande, ha habido que ponerla sobre la alfombra, así que he aprovechado para hacerme esta foto, inspirada por las que suele subir Solveig con el tema "Pies Nórdicos". Aquí están mis "Pies Ibéricos". :-D

It was so big we had to block it on the carpet and I thought of taking this photo of my feet on it, inspired by Solveig's Nordic feet gallery. These are my Iberian feet. :-D

Sunrise Sunset Blocking
Iberian feet

Y ahora tan sólo quedará hacer el borde y ya estará lista para disfrutar, con suerte antes de que se vaya el frío. ¡Feliz domingo! Febrero ya está aquí.

After crocheting the border the afghan will be ready to enjoy and luckily it will be still chilly around here. Have a nice Sunday and stay warm! February is here.

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13 comentarios

  1. I can't tell you what a fantastic job you have made of this! Its so pretty. I just love the colours.
    When I was crocheting in my early 20's I never once 'blocked' anything. I had never heard of it. It's only since I've been on Flickr that I have heard the phrase 'blocking'. Some of the squares are coming in 'blocked' some aren't. They do have a nicer effect much flatter and neater. I'm just so grateful to get the squares in!
    Well I think it looks fantastic you should be very proud of yourself with a bit of mom's help!
    Thanks for showing it to us.
    Hugs and Love Suex

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  2. Absolutely stunning!!
    Love the colors, the design... wow, breath taking!

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  3. El trabajo ha merecido la pena ¡es fantástica!
    un abrazo,
    SIONA

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  4. It's beautiful. I've always admired this pattern and wanted to try it myself. You have inspired me.

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  5. Alhana, this is beautiful! Yes, blocking it will be worth the wait. ;-) Now, who gets to put this beauty on the bed? I'm also noticing that your other projects are nearing their completion as well. Congrats!

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  6. ¡¿150 piezas?! te felicito por la constancia y porque te está quedando ¡chulííísima!

    hasta ahora no me había atraído el crochet, pero últimamente he visto varios proyectos que me han despertado el gusanillo (ainsss ¡un vicio más!)

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  7. Wow! Your blanket is a very impressive project! I really like the pictures, too. :) There are so many ways to block, I find it difficult to wait for this type, but I think it is best and will let you really enjoy your beautiful handiwork.

    It's very, very cold here; everything is frozen, and I'm looking forward to spring. The sooner, the better.

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  8. its lovely, let us know if the blocking has helped because i never block and am wondering if i should i normally do like your mum says and just iron! fliss xx

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  9. després dels commentaris que t'han deixat... no puc afegir res més que ESPATARRANT!!!

    i el patró?? és de raverly?

    des de la feina no podia veure les fotos...ni comentar-te, ens comencen a capar... però sort que estic a casa asseguda a la cadira, perque si no hagués caigut de cul :-P

    així en veueta baixa: jo no sé bloquejar, ja m'ho explicaràs... jo ho planxo (els quadradets només amb un drapet a sobre, els tapetes els ruixo amb toke) oh!

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  10. Thank you all! :-D

    @Sue: I just heard of 'blocking' through blogs and had to learn myself, but I must say it's worth the wait.

    @Alessandra: you made me blush!!

    @Siona: muchas gracias. Ahora, a ver cómo va quedando la tuya...

    @Gene: it's a beautiful pattern. I'm looking forward to see yours.

    @Libby: it's meant for the living-room but I guess it eventually will end up on her bed. ;-)

    @Marisa: 150 más 12 pasaditas para el borde. Las mantas llevan su tiempo pero quedan tan bonitas que vale la pena.

    @Tea: I didn't know there were many ways to block, I didn't even know there was something like 'blocking' at all! I just washed and ironed things after finishing them.

    @Felicity: it has helped a lot. The blanket grew a few inches too after getting the right shape!

    @Sonieta: jo no tinc internet a la feina - sort, per què si no m'hagueren despatxat fa temps! Ja t'explique com funciona això de les agulletes i t'envie uns links. :-)

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  11. Nuria, la colcha (como le llamarias tu?) esta hermosa! me encanta la foto de tus "pies ibericos"!

    Eres genial!

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  12. @CT: jaja, muchas gracias. A veces la llamo colcha, otras veces manta. Es muuy calentita. :-)

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  13. Pues si que quedo bien!!! y que curro bloquearla. Pero valio la pena!

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