Thanks for all the nice comments on the Alpine lace!
As a devoted cat owner/slave and new lace knitter (socks and small scarves only at this stage) I can’t help but wonder how you keep your very cute little helper away from the projects you’re blocking out. I believe cages and stun guns would be required in my house. Any tips on blocking whilst avoiding prosecution for animal cruelty?
I’m sorry . . . can you repeat the question?
My little helper helped me with every step of the blocking process.
The foam blocks worked great — thick enough that the t-pins stuck down in them very easily and didn’t budge. I used blocking wires strung through the edges of the shawl, and pinned them into place.
And this morning I unpinned the lace. Voila!
I did finish one of my Panda cotton socks last Friday.
It is incredibly soft and nicely squishy, and fits my foot very nicely. The yarn has a lot of stretch in it so I think the socks will bounce back nicely. I used my usual number of stitches for sock weight yarn and they seem just right.
And I’ve knit more miters.