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Knitter's Review
July 7, 2011
blocking on the roll

It's too hot to swatch. I'm thinking instead of a cooler pursuit that still brings tactile pleasure and a speedy sense of gratification: blocking.

Blocking is the final act that turns knitted stitches into beautiful, cohesive fabric. This week we consider some blocking essentials, revisiting a few old favorites and putting The BagSmith's new Block n Roll to the test.

This Weekend in Colorado
Head to Monte Vista for the fifth annual SLV Folk Arts and Fiber Festival, which takes place July 8-10 in Marsh Park. Each day begins with a pancake breakfast from the Girl Scouts of Colorado, followed by workshops, vendors, swaps and contests.

In the Forum: Breaking Promises
Henya is stuck in a knitting black hole. She's slogging through several large projects that are bringing her down, and she desperately wants to start something new. The problem? She made a very public promise on her blog that she wouldn't do so. What to do?

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll talk with you next on July 21st. I'll be fresh from Knit Nation in London and full of stories for you,
Clara Parkes

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On the Cover

Evelyn Clark's Prairie Rose shawl on the Block n Roll

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