I actually stuck to the schedule I gave myself! Huh, if only I could be this dilligent when it comes to school…

The front and back are blocking. Next step: join them at shoulders and then pick up stitches for sleeves. I used to be scared of picking up stitches, but after I tried it a few times I realized it’s a piece of cake! :) As for blocking, I’m trying to be creative with my limited resources. Good thing I have a spongy armchair that has served me well as a blocking board… :)

p.s. The light is terrible, I know. It’s miserable outside and my window faces West anyway… :/

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

6 thoughts on “blocking

    • Actually, the great thing about picking up stitches is that “unravelling” is really easy: since you’re doing it with a new skein, you can just pull it out and it doesn’t affect the previous work at all. So you can keep on trying until it’s perfect. :)

  1. Don’t be affraid, it’s only the first time, but if you help yourself to make a sign all arround with a needle and sewing floss, it will come out perfectly. A big kiss. Loredana

    • Hmm, that’s interesting. What’s the board made of? My pins are weaklings so the surface can’t be too hard… Actually, this spongy armchair really is perfect, except for the size…

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