I don't know if I can top yesterday's exciting unveiling of a sock heel, but I'll try.
With the completion of the right front of my cardigan, the knitting portion of this project is complete. Yippee!!! [That's a little exciting, right?]
As any knitter knows, the knitting is only one part of process. Blocking and seaming remain.
Last night I washed and blocked the cardigan's pieces. I laid out the body on my homemade blocking board (thanks Dad!), and I used a towel for the sleeves. I'm blocking only to flatten the pieces, not to enforce a size on them, so no pins are needed.
You know how everyone says to wash your gauge swatches before measuring? Well, I should have done that for the cardi. These pieces grew and grew! Good thing that I knit this sweater slightly smaller than my actual size. I had a hunch about the growing.
Okay, no, I actually didn't have any hunches whatsoever. I got lucky.