Curlylocks, wilt though be mine?

Blocking a Curl is actually good fun. It’s quick and relatively easy. Use of one wire is helpful.

Pat in to shape
Pat in to shape
Pin out the straight edge first. A wire is not essential but it certainly helps
Pin out the straight edge first. A wire is not essential but it certainly helps

Next, pin out the long curved edge. I find it useful to put a few pins in the top edge to help me get some tension. These I then remove as I go, so that the short edge tensions itself and guides the shaping.

Pin out the long edge and the inner shorter curve will tension itself
Pin out the long edge and the inner shorter curve will tension itself

I blocked this Curl quite hard, having several iterations until I achieved a pleasing shape and a smooth (ish) edge.

Almost done
Almost done

Not sure if this version ought to have had a peaked edge or not, but mine does not – it is as smooth an edge as I had the patience to fashion.

Like a lovely fractal fern frond
Like a lovely fractal fern frond

The photos lack a little something (light mainly, it’s a dull day). I had a Prime lens on and this really needed a wider angle, I could not capture the whole Curl in one shot. I tried… I stood on the kitchen kick stool

Falling off the stool whilst exposing is not a recommended action
Falling off the kitchen stool whilst exposing is not a recommended action

I’ll swap to the zoom lens before unpinning tomorrow and see if I can do better.

Heads up: this Curl is available for grabs. I won the yarn on Ravelry for a Knitalong shawl that I made. I said at the time that I would probably pay it forward once I had knitted the skein. So if you fancy your own Pavonated (Curl pattern by Hunter Hammersen/Pantsville Press) in Hipknits 100% Merino Sock Yarn, make your claim now. P/hopping is nice but there are no strings attached and this one may be had gratis.

Curls pattern book

Tomorrow will be the turn of the Ruffled Fichu, I think.

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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2 Comments

  1. June 16, 2016
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    That’s a gorgeous blue. Must get on with making my curl. It was my project for trying straight needles and I don’t get on with them at all. Probably should move it onto circulars.

    • June 26, 2016
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      Liz, would you like the Curl? I’ll probably put it in the Show as I have little else to show this year but it will be up for grabs after that. I owe you a destashing.

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