On the Block

Here's my sweater, laid out and drying on my blocking board:

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When I laid out the pieces I measured them to make sure that they dried to the dimensions I specified in my initial calculations.  This was the first time that I did that, and now I know why I struggle with sizing and fit.  In previous knits I suspect that I laid out the pieces slightly stretched, so they dried larger than I expected.

It took a long time to lay out and size the pieces.  I am doing a sort of double block (my term) when I laid out identical pieces on top of each other.  Their sizes will match, although the drying time will be slightly longer.  March in Massachusetts is not what I'd call humid, so I'm not too worried.

I cannot wait to seam!

 

This is going to be so cute with that little ruffle edge! I can't wait to see it all done. It's destined to be another favorite sweater!

Beautiful, Colleen! I can't wait to see it all done.

It's beautiful already! The shaping is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see it complete.

It's going to be fantastic! Can't wait to see it together - you chose SO WELL on the edging and the neckline. Yahoo!

Ooh la la! The shaping is indeed gorgeous, as is the edging. Excellent job.

I get so impatient waiting for the blocking bit. One day I'll resort to the hairdryer!

I'm lovin' how it's looking so far. Can't wait to see it all done.

Lovely picot edging.

Those sleeves!!! Please oh please finish it soon I cannot wait to see you wearing them. Sucha perfect sewater for spring!!!

 

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