time to block

So I finished my girasole today (yayyy!!). Well, by finished, I mean I finished knitting it. Once I finished the knitting, it needed to be blocked. Not because I needed to be any bigger - this thing is already over 6 feet! (Jake's about 6' 1" and he doesn't have any problem spreading out on it!)

So, I soaked it in the bathtub, and I honestly think it weighed about 20 pounds when it was completely soaked. So heavy. A couple of you asked how in the world I was going to block such a monster, and while it took a little furniture rearranging, I knew it wasn't going to be too hard. Enter: our guest bedroom. I had to move a little bookshelf, and the kitty litter box into the living room for a day or two, but it worked!

Definitely not my best blocking job, but all I really wanted was to get the edging looking a little nicer. I can't wait to take some better pictures of it once it's all ready to go!!

And, speaking of better pictures....check out our totally awesome one week old birdies!

The only explanation I can think of for the extra birdie that we weren't expecting is that the momma laid another egg after the initial picture I took. Everything I've read has told me that two birds wouldn't have been able to be born out of the same egg, so that's the only other thing I can think of!

What project(s) are you currently working on?

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  1. wow.. that's a hell of a project! nice work! and i love the fresh little birdies.

    i'm preparing for a yardsale, which is taking up my crafty project time at the moment.. but i'm ready to get back to work!

  2. Wow! Those birds are plumping up! Awesome work on your blanket.