Friday, August 24, 2007

Blocking!

Well, at the expense of packing for college, I was able to knit my second sleeve yesterday and block it, the other sleeve, the fronts, and the back overnight! Here's what they looked like after I took out the pins (please excuse the poor photos; they're night shots in an already poorly-lit room).



Neither photo really shows the true colors of the yarn; it's a bright burgundy. The yarn is called Pittsburgh by a Dutch (I think! at least the label's mostly in Dutch, with a little French) company. Hopefully I have enough, since I picked it up a few years ago at a yarn shop in Pittsburgh that was closing, and I've never seen the yarn anywhere else (including online). If anyone else has heard of it, please let me know. It's a really nice 40% wool/60% acrylic mix, and it came in gorgeous colors.

My goal is to do all the seaming tonight and get a bit of the skirt done before I go to bed. This pattern really is addictive; I've put off doing so much (still only half packed despite leaving for college tomorrow morning) because I just want to get "one more section" done!

All of your dusters are looking great; I can't wait to see them all finished! :D

3 comments:

Nessa said...

Beautiful!! I am going to be soaking mine tonight and blocking it asap because I am almost done with the sleeves. Once I start the skirt I will block the sleeves.

I totally agree, it is an addicting sweater!

Courtney said...

Good luck packing, where are you going to school?

Erica said...

Thanks! I go to school at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), and this year's my senior year! :)