Sunday, November 15, 2009

why not to block

I'm afraid two of my lovely sweaters have gone to time-out after I foolishly went on a blocking spree without my measuring tape. I was so excited to wear the lovely things and didn't pay enough attention.

The lovely green sweater is ready to have the zipper installed, and I was very careful to ensure that the fronts were the same, correct length...but the sleeves, which fit perfectly pre-blocking, have taken on a gorilla-ish aspect and are a good two or three inches too long.

(OK, it is entirely possible it's only an inch or two of excess length, but it felt like a lot.)

My beautiful purple Rogue hoodie, on the other hand, has the opposite problem. The whole thing fit very nicely, and then I went and blocked it all to make the sleeves go in more easily, and now body and sleeves are each about an inch too short. Bother.

That'll teach me to be conscientious and always block my knitting!


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