Thursday, April 19, 2007

Blocking the Back to EFA Jacket

Here is my weenie blocking board, with the EFA back folded over a rolled-up towel (if I get a crease at the top, I'll steam it or spray it and repin) and pinned to the measurements. To be sure they are correct, I overlayed the front and checked. Nothing like checking 2 different ways, just like a scientific experiment in lab! I set this up last evening, and it feels dry this morning!
My house must be the only dry spot in NJ these days - work was partly canceled Monday due to flooding on roads and DD#1's college was closed for 3 days. So she went to work at the vet hospital, only to have to evacuate herself and the animals to higher ground! That entire town is still under 4 feet of water. And the hospital is brand-new. I don't want to be a fly on the wall when the insurance agent comes, I can tell you. But getting back to the knitting, I'll check later to be sure that the lower layer is dry too. And then nudge the top into shape if it got creased. Of course now that I can see the end of this project, the temps are supposed to zoom up for the 40's (today) to the 70's (Monday). AAAARRRRRRRGH! This was to be my spring jacket!


Romi said...

Wow! It's looking great!

Hope you stay warm and dry. :)

fleegle said...

BB, that sweater is just stunning. I can't wait to see it assembled.

I am sorry about your flooding and hope everything dries out soon. We had a hard freeze here after all the spring flowers and tree leaves came out. Now everything is dead and we have to rake the leaves again.

About the double-knitting, it's just as she says. In the first few rows, both yarns are used. Then each yarn is put on a separate needle and knitted separately. Then they are knitted together again. Try it out--it works. I doubt if I will ever bother with nore than an inch or two of it, but it is interesting.

fleegle said...

I forgot. Ceramic yarn. I have no clue what they mean. I frankly don't think they know what they mean.

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

Lovely, Bev. EFA just moved more than several spots up on my list.


nice work great