Alrighty

Here goes nothing:

BirdwatcherCinchBlocking.jpg

What you have above is your kitchen sink blocking action shot, or, as we knitters prefer, the KSBAS. Before dumping the hat into the sink for bath number three (But really, who's counting?), I ran a length of yarn under the knit stitches and above the purl stitches of my ribbing. Then I cinched the yarn tight.

This might just work. Not only will the cinching pull the ribbing in and possibly restore its stretch, the band will dry smaller. Might we possibly see a properly fitting Birdwatcher's Beret in the next few days?

Well, I don't like to say too much. But by now I am bound and determined to get this hat to fit in just the same way that the store sample did. It is a matter of principle. I know that it can, so it should. If this doesn't work, I'm frogging the hat, and rewinding the yarn. I'll felt all the ends together. Then I'll tie the yarn together, wash, weight, and dry it. I'll start over again, and again, and again, if I have to.

Obsessed? Yeah, probably. So, uh, please keep your fingers crossed that this reblocking works.

Do remember to put down your needles today and vote.

 

Fingers crossed.
And there's not much uncertainty here in MA is there? (But yes, I voted already!)

Good luck with the blocking beret. I did my civic duty this morning. Look at all us knitters, getting out the vote. Almost everyone in my bloglines has posted about voting today. Go knitters!

fingers crossed! but i think that you're going to be lucky this time around. great idea to thread in that yarn to cinch it up!

Fingers crossed for you here as well...it is so nice just this darn blocking issue.....the world woudl be a perfect place is blocking went smoothly always!!!

Please don't put yourself through all that drama.
Just give to me. I think it will fit my head and hold all my dreadlocks just fine.

Please don't put yourself through all that drama.
Just give to me. I think it will fit my head and hold all my dreadlocks just fine.

This is turning into a major production!

I had a similar experience with a hat. Ripped it out and tried unsuccessfully again!!
Placed it in the Good Will box for a BIG HEAD and felt great!!

Your a mind reader, voted early, sent emails to friends begging them to 'get out n vote'...obsessed about the outcome, cleaned my house; spotlessly...saw the results come in...then truly relaxed to the point I fell asleep with my yarn and needles in my hands and lap. That never happens.

Your a mind reader, voted early, sent emails to friends begging them to 'get out n vote'...obsessed about the outcome, cleaned my house; spotlessly...saw the results come in...then truly relaxed to the point I fell asleep with my yarn and needles in my hands and lap. That never happens.

 

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