Monday, December 04, 2006

Finished But Is It Complete?

Pre Block
The Knitting Pure & Simple Weekend Pullover in Rowan Big Wool. Fini. I finished it during Turkey Day vacation but just now showing you the results. I was going to wear it as-is to a lunch with Cyndi but chickened out. It wasn't perfect; there's some laddering going on with the neck (drat those huge size 17 DPNs) and just general funky wacko impatient stitching. Cyndi convinced me to block the sweater. Gasp. No, no, I said! I am afraid!! She told me to be bold. Blocking is my friend.

Blocking Progress
Here it is, laying in a lonely way on the guest bed. It swam in my tub for about half an hour. I watched it turn a beautiful saturated sky blue as it absorbed water. Then the scary part - I pulled it out of the water, sopping and limp like a half dead kitty. When I rolled it up in towels I was convinced I had ruined it. As I reshaped it on the bed I kept thinking, "What have I done?" But now...now, it looks much better. Whew!

I've been feeling a bit blah. Blah this, blah that. No oomph or flair or zowies. Everything is just, you know, yadda yadda. It shows up in my photos. Blah.

7 comments:

ruth said...

haha! glad cyndi convinced you to block. it looks really good!! can't wait to see it on you. =)

hope work lets up on you soon... been busy here too. going anywhere for the holidays? we'll be in town...

Purse_Ho said...

blocking such bulky sweaters is always scary. your experience mimics the one i had last year. i was all "OMG OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE??" hahaha. :) your sweater is purty! :)

Cyndi said...

Hooray for blocking! :) Is it just me, or do the stitches now look lovely and even and nearly perfect? You're definitely going to have to wear that sweater to our next knitting lunch. It looks just gorgeous.

And remember - blocking is your friend!

Macoco said...

The sweater really does look great. i'm almost done my first sweater and I'm getting antsy about the blocking process! Glad to see it worked out well for you. :)

Rebekah said...

The sweater looks great, blocking definitely helps even out stitches. YOu should wear it with pride through the blahs.

Stephanie said...

It looks great. Now we need a modeled shot! Cyndi would not steer you wrong, so I'm glad you took her advice. I've been feeling blah too. Sigh.

AJ said...

The sweater looks great! And aren't you glad you conquered blocking! :)