Hello Friendly People! :waving:
Guess what??? [COLOR=“Purple”][B]I finished my baby blanket![/B][/COLOR] But the baby’s not here yet, she’s still cooking (overdue). But now that her blankie is ready, I hope she’ll decide to come and get it soon :mrgreen: :yay: Then we’ll wrap her in the blanket, photograph her and make her into an avatar . Maybe she’s just camera shy?
My question is - what is this “blocking” I keep hearing about? Just washing and drying the item into shape? How imperative is it?
And - the middle of my blanket has some cables in it, so about 6 inches of the middle piece of the blanket are pulled in, making it not rectangular but rather hour-glass shaped :help: and I would very much like it to be rectangular. Can blocking change this?
Note: the yarn is 100% merino wool. (Will it stay soft and squishy and cuddly when it’s washed?)