Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hey, a FO!





That blue bit of knitting from two posts back has turned into a scarf and is drying now. It's not a very long scarf, just barely 40 inches, but it should be fine under a jacket/coat. If I'd had more yarn it would have been longer, but I didn't so it isn't.


It's blocking on some interlocking foam tiles I recently acquired from Knit Picks. It's a pretty slick system, but I wish they came in packages of 16 instead of 12. I don't think 12 will give a large enough surface for a big square shawl or a long stole. I could have ordered two boxes, but 24 tiles would probably be more than I'd ever use at one time.

4 comments:

kmkat said...

Pretty, pretty!

magnusmog said...

Hurray!

TracyKM said...

Pretty!
Would those blocks interlock with the large squares from the kids' section of Wal-Mart or the flooring section of Home Depot? They come in sets of 4, each is 2' across, I think. I wish I had smaller ones to customize the shape better for triangle shawls--I can't make the 4 squares be wide enough AND long enough at the same time.

smariek said...

Costco (and Home Depot/Lowes, I imagine) has some interlocking foam mats (not in the bright kids colors if that matters) ... eight 24" squares for about $12. Definitely enough for a large shawl. And more cost effective than the ones made for kids that sell for a bit more $$$.