Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Down Time" Sweater, Blanket and Frustration

Being fundamentally lazy, faced with the prospect of yet ANOTHER step in an already seemingly daunting project was just about more than I wanted to deal with today.  The instructions?  "Spray the cut cardstock piece lightly (?) with water, crumple into a ball, then flatten out; repeat as desired.  Set aside to dry under heavy, flat surface."  Yeah, right.

Clearly these people are not dealing with humid climes on a routine basis (uh, no, they're in UTAH!).  So now I'm grumpy AND behind on this project.  All the spray bottles I own are downstairs, industrial size and likely don't work anyway - can I get an "amen"?!

Then, a chorus sang from Heaven, a light beamed brightly through the window and I gazed upon that most maligned of household appliances - the steam iron.  

Problem solved and I didn't even have to turn it on.  A few spritzes from the on-board "sprinkler", that baby was crumpled into a sodden mass, filleted like a trout, and stomped under 5 pounds (OK, well maybe it's only 2 - who cares?) of steam iron on a board with holes - built in convection air dry!  Genius (and laziness) comes through again.

In the meantime, here are a couple of projects I HAVE completed in the last few weeks.  The first is a baby blanket made from a pattern right off the yarn label:

Bernat Baby Sport 100% Acrylic

Lace Edging Detail

The second project is a lovely sweater made for a lucky lady for an upcoming holiday!  From Debbie Bliss Junior Knits book.
Crystal Palace Merino 5 100% Superwash Merino Wool in Guacamole

The color is really pretty and the yarn knits up very smooth and soft.  Next up will be the completed cards made with that paper wad mess drying under the iron - I promise!

1 comment:

Charlotte C said...

I so enjoyed your little iron spritz story - made me smile - uh, no, actually chuckle out loud. And your crochet items are beautiful.