Block and Swatch Weekend
I have blocked my Guernsey Wrap, which was to come out at 17 x 74 inches. I got 17 x 73.5. Blocking wires are a wonderful thing.
I also blocked my Celtic Cable Neckwarmer, which has an “error” in the middle repeat (repeated some rows), but I’ve decided that is fine. I found the error just before doing the ribbing at the end with the buttonholes; no way was I ripping back.
I also swatched for 2 sweater projects, and I washed the swatches and left them to dry to see how washing affected the gauge.
On top is Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport in Star Sapphire, and on the bottom is Classic Elite Classic Silk in navy.
The classic silk gave me correct gauge after washing, so I went ahead and cast on (the color is truer in the swatch).
I think I may have entered a blue period.