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« Reply #1670 on: November 22, 2008 01:57:16 PM »

here are my November squares!
i decided to do the Super Nova square for this month:

i wanted to use really fall-like colors.   Smiley

my fillers:

Alhambra square


Puff Flower Square

i can't believe there's only 1 month of squares left!  time sure does fly when you're crocheting.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1671 on: November 22, 2008 02:22:28 PM »

YW yellowduckie. I didn't think you'd mind.  Cheesy

MiLady: does blocking help? April was chocolate delight, right? I loved that one.
Blocking? After my nan taught me the basics I've been mostly self taught and I've not come across this term before!
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« Reply #1672 on: November 22, 2008 02:30:20 PM »

I'm not very pleased with my first of aprils squares, it doesn't lay very flat and the outside rows were a bit boring, I'll carry on reguardless

I modified April's square to get it to even out a bit.  From my post.

"I did a little change on the pattern.   On Round 8, I do:

Join CB to any 2nd sc of the corner, (ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc) [*7dc, 8tr, 7dc, * (ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc) in corner sc] 3 ties and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg c3.

Then on Round 9, I did the original round 8 as written.

It seemed to even things out better.


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« Reply #1673 on: November 22, 2008 02:35:18 PM »

YW yellowduckie. I didn't think you'd mind.  Cheesy

MiLady: does blocking help? April was chocolate delight, right? I loved that one.
Blocking? After my nan taught me the basics I've been mostly self taught and I've not come across this term before!

Blocking it easy.  You the block out to the shape and size you want (in this case a 12" square).  Then what I do is spray it damp, and go over it with a steam iron on cotton setting.  WARNING: if it's acrylic yarn, be sure to cover it with a piece of cotton (like from a sheet).  Acrylics melt with touched with direct heat.  Heck, even if it's wool or cotton, I still cover it.


I made a blocking pad with some batting over couple of pieces of thick cardboard, with a bit of thick cotton over it all, taped to the cardboard in the back with tape (I use painters tape)

I also drew a 12", 9", 6" square on it to use to as lines to pin the square to shape.
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« Reply #1674 on: November 22, 2008 02:36:01 PM »

here are my November squares!
i decided to do the Super Nova square for this month:
[...]
i wanted to use really fall-like colors.   Smiley

Your supernova is fabulous!  Totally love it.
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« Reply #1675 on: November 22, 2008 02:37:21 PM »

thank you.   Smiley  i was really pleased with how it turned out.
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« Reply #1676 on: November 22, 2008 02:54:57 PM »

Awesome, thanks guys Smiley
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« Reply #1677 on: November 22, 2008 07:43:24 PM »

For me, I just pin it out to the desired amount, spray it with a squirt bottle and water and let it dry over night. Its worked great for cotton dishcloths. I usually use a towel over my ironing board, but when I blocked 24 squares for a blanket, I just put the towels on the carpet.
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« Reply #1678 on: November 22, 2008 07:44:17 PM »

Puppygirl, I love your Supernova!
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« Reply #1679 on: November 22, 2008 07:48:26 PM »

thanks.   Smiley
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