Done and Done–Hap Stretcher and Hansel Hap

The hap stretcher finally got stained and polyurethaned. This is the first time I used an aerosol (spray) finish, and it worked well with good ventilation and lighting. A couple of coats of a stain and poly combo was followed up by a few coats of a quick-drying spray polyurethane to beef up the finish.

pic of hap stretcher parts

Finishing in progress

Once the finish cured, the stretcher was put to use. I’ll need a bit more practice in the stringing, but it works!

pic of hap being blocked on hap stretcher

First attempt at blocking on the hap stretcher

Pattern: Hansel by Gudrun Johnston
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in 103 Sholmit (MC), 150 Atlantic (CC1), 165 Dusk (CC2),
180 Mist (CC3), 1390 Highland Mist (CC4)
Size: ~ 50 in. (127 cm) blocked


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