I thought I could get away with a shortcut. It failed.
You see, I thought I could get away with sewing my squares together without blocking them first . I could not.
These are just the strips. I didn’t take a photo of the strips sewn together. I was too cross.
I wondered about just blocking the blanket, right at the end but I knew I couldn’t be sure.
I know I can pull the corners out and they will stretch into shape. They have a high percentage of wool content so they should block. I have to work out what to pin them to when drying. Any ideas without going out and buying something? I have 25 squares. Ideally I would like to do them in just 2 or 3 lots. I’ve no patience for one or two at a time.
If this fails I’m going to have to crochet some small diamonds to go where the corners of the squares join to prevent the distortion of the blanket. It’s not a look I was striving for but it might rescue the blanket.
To calm my beating heart I’ve started a simple stash busting colour block cushion.
I’m loving how this is turning out.
Love, Lucie xx