El silencio se va al mar
July 8, 2010 § 3 Comments
A month exactly after casting on for the back, the pieces of Girl Friday are laid out and blocking on my bed.
From a textured pile of yarny shapes, laid out to see how they could fit…
… with bubbles and a couple of simple tools…
… I transformed a bed and some wet lumps of yarn…
… into a blocking board full of things that are two steps away from becoming a garment.
Then sun is just starting to shine on my bed, and there’s a light breeze going, so I’m hoping for everything to be more or less dry by eight or so.
It sucks I can’t sit on my bed, but at least I’ll be kind of forced to straighten up my room (which is, let’s face it, long overdue).
Blocking garments isn’t as strenuous as I expected, going on my experience with lace blocking. But this was more of a pinning the corners out in the correct dimensions and kinda patting the rest in place. That still took 40 minutes or so, but took a lot less needles than I’d feared. Which is always a good thing.
Music of the moment: ‘Amanecer’ from the movie Habana Blues. Cuban rock. Oh, baby. Good film, even better soundtrack. What a summer.