Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chop, Chop! Block, Block!!

Blocking Pins

Why, hello...what's this?  Blocking pins, are we meeting again?  Didn't I just see you last week?  So what are you doing out and about like this?

Oh...  

What?  What's this??

Blocking Akoya

Is that what I think it is??  Is that...an FO??  Blocking??  What's going on here?  I'm so very confused!  

Akoya?  Is that you?  Oh my, my, my!!  

Blocking Akoya Closeup Neck

I can't believe you're finished already.  And blocking so soon after that last stitch was bound off?  Did I get too much sun over the weekend?  Are you really blocking a few days after being completed?

I must be dreaming.  Yeah...that's it.  Dreaming.  I must still be in bed, sound asleep, and dreaming that I had finished you and that I had immediately grafted your underarms and woven in all your ends the second you were done.  Brett's insanely heavy lead-like arm must be lying across my neck and therefore cutting off my air flow to my brain.  Cause this is definitely too far-fetched to happen in real life.  Right?  I mean, it appears that my MO is to leave an FO in a waiting period of at least a few weeks, if not months, before I get around to weaving in the ends and blocking a project.

Blocking Akoya Closeup Hem

Woah!  This isn't a dream!!  This is really happening!!

Surprised??  I know I am!

But don't start thinking I've turned over a new leaf.  I still have yet to get buttons for this lovely project, which means it could still take weeks, maybe even a month, before Akoya can make its debut on this here blog.  I'm not gonna lie, with this insanely and unusually warm weather that we've been having lately, the need to wear this cardigan really hasn't been on my mind.  And after all the issues that I was having with the button bands, I'm surprised that I didn't put this project in time out!  But I did it.  I got 'er done.  A sign of a good weekend maybe?

Oh my...I can't believe it's Tuesday already!  After an exhaustingly hectic and Dad-less week, I seriously couldn't wait for the weekend!!  And just like that, the weekend is over and a new work week has started.  Total and complete boo.erns.  I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that all you moms out there were spoiled rotten on Mother's Day.  I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing day.  I got to sleep in, woke up to a clean house, had pink heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast (the Munchkin helped Daddy do this, too cute I tell you!), basked in the sun, went for a bike ride, had somewhat of a BBQ'd meat-fest for dinner, and did some knitting.  Ok, ok...I did a lot of knitting.  Akoya, a few hexipuffs, and a new project (which I will share more about later this week)!  

The weather has been so nice this past weekend that the Munchkin and I were outside a fair bit, which meant that while the Munchkin went nuts as only a little boy amongst others his age do, I got to knit a lot while supervising the play.  It was a win-win for all involved.  But I might have to take a mini break from knitting this week, or at least take it easy.  My wrists are a little stiff today.  Gotta remember to keep stretching!

But don't worry, I got some other things in my bag of tricks.  Just got to find the motivation to do them and not just sit in the sun all day long!  Anyone else feeling this way too?


Have a crafty week!  ♥

2 comments:

  1. Ha ha love this post! Question - do you block on a special board or something? I have only made 2 things that I have blocked and both times I just did it on a towel on my carpet and with normal sewing pins. I don't think I was doing it right though. I have a goal this year to knit myself something that actually fits and I can actually wear so I want to make sure I do it right this time.

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    1. Hi Kat! You are totally doing it right. I do use some foam mats that are meant for kids to play on, but I use them only so that I can transport a still blocking project to a different location if needed (so little hands don't touch!). But I have blocked things on a towel on the floor before. And on the bed. I used to use sewing pins, but have switched to pins meant for blocking solely because they are stronger and don't rust.

      When you block your projects, are you also soaking your project beforehand? Or laying it out dry?

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