Blocking = good. Trust me on this one. :-)
Unfortunately, alpaca’s fiber memory isn’t as good as wool, so it didn’t stay quite as large as I’d stretched it out to, but that’s okay. Still a good size for me. My new wrap is approximately just over 17″x59″. Perfect, since I’m only 4’10” and a bit.
For the sake of easy size comparison, I’m wearing Cozy here with the same tank top as last night’s pictures. Yesterday it didn’t even reach my elbows!
A different view of it while wrapped around me… I like how you can really see the pattern against my skin here.
Pattern detail! I really like it open like this. And I think it’s definitely an improvement over the unblocked pattern, too.
As you can probably tell, I’m proud of how this one turned out. :-D
I now have nothing in progress. I’m not planning to work on anything all day; now that I’ve done the usual job search stuff and unpinned Cozy, I’m just going to curl up and read a good book. (I love reading just as much as I love knitting, and have loved it for nearly 19 years, so I really should dedicate some time to it too. ^_^) Sometime this weekend I’ll be starting up a couple of things.
In other news, I finally got my replacements for my broken Brittanys today. Took quite awhile; I’d gotten e-mailed responses to both my replacement requests (which were about two weeks apart!) within the same day last week. I got 3 needles in one box and 4 in the other, meaning I have more than a complete set now. Guess they realized that someone who could break two in less than a month needed that many replacements. ^_^*
So, Jess, I’ll definitely be giving you at least two of those. I’m half tempted to keep five so that I could give them another try when I think I can restrain my grip a bit more, but we’ll see… you might end up with yet another complete set!