The wee girl took it all a bit literally yesterday, for a photo-shoot alternative to the usual running-around-in-circles-like-a-deranged-hippy-child. (She tried the usual but I complained that her untamed hip-length hair covered up the garment I was trying to photograph).
It was great to be able to see the difference that blocking made to this bebop cardi . I was also very glad that the retro-fitted few rows of double-crochet worked to lengthen the cardi and weigh down the hemline. (Is it called a hemline in crochet.... when it is, in fact, hem-less?). It was a gamble I took with no idea of the outcome. A wild and lucky guess.
This is the "before" shot.
I hinted at it earlier but wanted to finish the renovations before the big reveal. Blocking has straightened the shape, opened the lace pattern and massively improved the overall drape and fit of this little cardi. I'm a huge fan of blocking now and I love the little cardi on my little girl.
On the subject of things flat out.... after a few weeks in limbo, things are moving again in the land of book and new (editing and design) deadlines loom. We also have a few new staff starting this week as we get used to things without Super-Leah in the office (she's moved on to bigger and better things). There is also a half-started-and-stopped-several-times pattern on the go..... and a fair bit of knitting.
I daresay, there'll be much blocking of knitwear as well.