Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Pay somebody to block?

I was walking down Pearl Street in downtown La Jolla with my sister this past Sunday and noticed a storefront with signs reading "dry cleaning" and "knit blocking." Are you serious? Is this common? If I'm going to pay somebody to block my knits, then I'll just pay somebody to knit. But then again, I haven't blocked any of my projects yet...

Day 1: I'm back in school today - will plan to knit during my study breaks...

4 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Maybe the sign is really targeting those who don't knit but who purchase expensive knitted sweaters or shawls (think Chanel, DKNY or some other fancy designer sweater). They may not know how to properly block the garment when it's washed, and this place will provide that service for them.

Otherwise, it does seem a little funny. But, then I was reading on someone's blog the other day (I don't remember who now) that she saw a girl at a her LYS frogging some mohair for a customer, so who knows?

Chris said...

Hmm. How odd. "We'll turn your knitted items into handy dandy building blocks!" Ok, ok, I'm reaching here.

knitzalot said...

Do you mean Margaret's? I don't know if I'd pay them to block my sweaters, but I've heard that you can trust them to put in zippers, linings, etc.

Nonnahs said...

Very interesting. Apparently, there are also people who you can pay to seam up your knited pieces for you. Sounds tempting, but I feel like if you knit it, you should sew it up yourself.

Good luck with school this semester! Youcandoit!