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  • February 14, 2021 2 min read

    During our V-neck pullover Knitalong, I was helping Mindy block her sweater pieces.  She was kind enough to take these videos in return so that I could share with you some tips about blocking.  I'll try to get those videos posted on YouTube this week.

    Lots of folks asked about my steamer, which I purchased after my other one burned up when I left it on.  Since I often turn the steamer on and leave it for a while, I appreciate that this one stays on as long as I need it, but will shut down when it's out of water, which is a nice safety feature.  Here's  picture of the whole set up on the left and a close up of the tank on the right.  

    It's by Pur Steam, and I've been super happy with it. It has a large reservoir for the water, and a nice long hose  I wish the cord were a smidge longer, but I suppose that is a safety precaution and it works perfectly well with an extension cord.  It heats up quickly and makes plenty of steam, cycling on and off every minute or so, which I like because it prevents a big glob  condensate from dripping on your sweater.  Very smart. 

    I bought it in 20019 quite on my own, with my own money, and I have no relationship with the company.  If I could, I would carry it in the shop because I think it's great - not industrial, but sturdy enough for my light-duty commercial needs, and certainly more than adequate for a home knitter's needs, and very reasonably priced for the quality. 

    Here is a link to this steamer that I use in the shop.  

    Bear in mind that this is an affiliate link which means that if you decide to purchase the steamer I will earn a small commission. I'm okay with that because I genuinely like this model, and I figure Jeff Bezos can afford to support a small business this way.  You are absolutely free to purchase this, or any other steamer you like, based on your research and your preferences.  ~Ellen

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