I hinted at this a few weeks ago, but I'm now able to give you the details. In August, I flew to Denver to tape a class with Craftsy. My bag was full of FOs I'd borrowed from friends far and wide... well, finished, but not FINISHED objects.
That's because my class is all about blocking. The whys and the wherefores.
As a knitter, I feel passionately about blocking because I know how wonderful it is. I know that blocking is the key to making your handknits (and crocheted items, too) look truly finished.
Blocking smooths and evens about the fabric. Blocking makes it easier to put items together. Blocking shows off the patterning. Blocking makes the fabric bloom.
As a teacher, I feel passionately about blocking because I know how most knitters don't understand it, and don't feel confident about it.
Knitters hear about mats and wires and pins and get scared. It sounds hard. It's absolutely not, I promise!
My class very much focuses on a pragmatic approach to blocking. I provide easy ways to make your handknits look their best!
I'll show you how you can create amazing results with some water and a towel...
and maybe even a balloon....
But I do also talk about wires and mats and pins and when you need them, and how easy they actually are to use.
I'm so excited about it, I'm posting now, even though the class doesn't launch until Wednesday. In the meantime, I'm running a contest! Leave a comment here (before midnight EST Saturday the 5th of October) to win a free copy of the class. I'll randomly pick a number to choose a winner. (If you're commenting, make sure you log in so I know who you are, or leave me a clue to your email address, please.)