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Summertime, and the blocking is easy

I’m so jealous of those of you who live in dry climates. In the deep woods of the Pacific Northwest, there are only two months out of the year when you can wash and dry wool things in any reasonable amount of time: July and August.

I washed this scarf this morning, and it was fully dry within four hours. Four hours! In any other month of the year, the scarf would take at least two days to dry.

washing scarf

You can see what I mean about taking pictures in this sunlight, though. Too harsh! Too bright! Too… much!

This is a scarf I knit last year, returning home for a good washing. Not ever non-knitter feels up to the challenge of washing a large hand-knit, but I’m happy to do it.

Apropos of nothing, if you have been wanting to watch Hannibal, here you go. I have gone a little bit (as in, completely) nutty over the show, but fair warning: it is not for everyone.

7 comments to Summertime, and the blocking is easy

  • I can’t even get my hair to dry this summer, let alone wool. The humidity has been so high that it’s like breathing oatmeal…
    Will investigate Hannibal. Thanks!

  • JoanneNicole

    I love that phrase… “apropos of nothing”. Not sure why. Perhaps it’s because it’s only used by people who can write well, and is usually followed by something humourous.

    The humidity is insane here in southern Ontario right now too. The other day it was 30 C (about 85 degrees) with 92% humidity. That’s a bit much for this native Arizonan. It was especially bad when the power went out for 5 hours and there was no AC.

    • gabes

      Here in Alberta it is nothing but rain rain rain, as you prob know from the news. Luckily we weren’t flooded out but some of my friends were. Stupid humididty!

  • gabes

    I totally get going nutty over a show. I spent the last weekend watching three seasons of supernatural in a row. And all I can say is that it is funnier in enochian;)

  • Erika

    Ugggghhh humid summers are the worst! I will happily trade a humid winter for a humid summer.

  • Terri

    I live in Phoenix and my knitting is actually completely dry before I manage to put all of the pins in it to block it!

    • Erika

      That is just amazing to me. I grew up in a dry climate, so I remember it, but it is a distant memory at this point. I live in the Land of Mildew now!