Sunday, March 30, 2008

On the Blocking Board!

I'm almost done with the back to school vest! I blocked it this evening - it seriously took me an hour to pin it all out! I had to put separate pins around all the purl ridges to keep them from getting stretched out - and everytime I pinned another section I would inevitably stretch the purl sections again and have to re-pin it. I will probably never make this vest again, but if I were going to, I would have pinned out the whole thing to dimensions, then gone back through and scrunched up the purl ridges and pined them then. But In a couple of days it will be dry and then I will be done!! Whoo hoo!!

It looks a little big, but these are the dimensions in the pattern. I imagine it will shrink up after it comes off the board because of the ribbing. Even if it doesn't, I can always use some positive ease because I'll be wearing it over another shirt.

The yarn is 80% wool and 20% silk, so I think it should respond well to blocking.

Cross your fingers folks! Maybe this vest can still be saved!


  1. My fingers are crossed. I hope it ends up being something that you love.

  2. Thank you! I can't wait for it to dry! I need to wear it soon before the hot weather comes! (It's still 35 degrees here, so maybe I'll at least get a couple of wears.)

  3. Fingers crossed for you! Looking forward to seeing it on!