Why am I telling you all this you ask? Well, a.) because I’m a firm believer that if you find something good, you should spread the word about it and b.) Coco Knits has been kind enough to donate a Knitter’s Block kit for me to giveaway in this week’s Countdown to KNIT AID Contest!
Let me start out by saying that admittedly, I am not a blocker. In fact, in the past I’ve tended to avoid projects that require blocking especially, if they needed more space than an ironing board provided. I’m also prone to avoiding details, but that’s really beside the point. Anyway, thanks to the brilliance of Coco Knits, I no longer have blocker’s block!
Picture this if you will: a modular blocking system that adapts to any size garment, is usable virtually anywhere, is self-contained AND easy to store! No, can’t visualize? Yeah, I suck at that too. No worries, just scroll down to see the amazing KNITTER’S BLOCKS!
I came across this bit of blocktopia at Stitches West when I escaped from my SWTC post to run and introduce myself to the Article Pract (Oakland LYS) gals, and bought one immediately from their booth. As you can see, it’s the same concept as those puzzle play mats for kids except that this version is heat resistant & waterproof. The kit comes with everything you see pictured. Well, except for the purple tank top, which is mine (the pattern however, will be available in the Summer issue of Knitty. ;))
Post now with the reason why you neeeeeeeed Knitter’s Blocks (Are you a lace knitter, without a a big table & lots of taped down towels? Do you live in a small apartment, devoid of carpet and space? Whatever, I want to hear it!) and/OR your current method of blocking without this tool. Over the weekend, I’ll pick the most deserving (or possibly entertaining ;)) candidate to receive one of these BLOCKbuster beautes. Sound good? Good.
Peace. Out. Knitside.