I am waiting for the perfect post.
I am waiting for my knitting to finish itself.
I am blocking and making mistakes.
Dumbest. But recoverable.
My photographer is MIA.
First up is Fog Lifter. I finished a second one during the Olympics. Blocked it. Patted it the next day, and found that it was good (and dry). I took some pictures. Sometimes the lens shows the oops that the naked eye missed.
There is no point at the neck of the shawl. I sprayed it, repinned the top, and think it will be fine.
How long ago was Feather Duster done? Last summer, 2011. I tried blocking it on the board on the floor. Threading the wire on the floor was a recipe for back pain, so I stopped. This iteration was accomplished on the dining room table. Better, by some. It dried. The aha moment with this came as I was looking at the finished ones on Rav. Oh. Points. People blocked points. Just like Susan said.
Some blocked points at the feather motifs. Some blocked them in between. My version will stand as a triangle with no points. (How could 300 yards of torturous mohair/silk Shibui Cloud end up producing such a SMALL amount of real estate?) I blocked it to the dimensions on the pattern.
No mistakes yet on the third one. What is worse than the tedium of blocking a shawl? Blocking it twice. This one, Volt, needs to be blocked pre I-cord edging to get the tension right, then post I-cord edging to get the finish right. You can see the circ cord at the bottom of the shot.
Plan: Between now and December 31st, I have two goals.
1. Survive Hurricane Sandy.
2. Finish WIPs. Get the psychic weight gone.
I still owe the Vavstuga posts. I promise. Ditto Rhinebeck. I promise.