Friday, January 4, 2013
Hello! Nap-time was very exciting today. I tried blocking for the first time. The other day I finally finished all the pieces of a lace sweater I am knitting Stella. I don't know if you really call it a lace sweater but the pattern is definitely lace. This may be the first pattern I tried that told me to block the pieces (or the first pattern that I paid attention to that instruction). I was prepared since my mom bought me a board for blocking a few Christmas's ago. I do hoard craft supplies but eventually they get used.
I watched a video on you tube and skimmed this page before I started. I wasn't too nervous because the sweater already has so many mistakes (my no nervousness was certainly not because I am confident or anything like that). I don't think I got the pieces wet enough before pinning them so I sprayed them after too. My goal is too finish the sweater before next Saturday. I start a knitting class that day to make mittens and learn stranding. I will need to use all my crafting time to work on the mittens I think. And the sweater is size 18-24 months so I definitely want to get it on Stella before she outgrows it. All I have left to do is the collar and sew the pieces together. Hopefully I will be posting the finished sweater this week.