Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ahh, blocking.

Pea Pod before:

Pea Pod after:

See? Blocking is amazing. It can cause the seasons to change.

(P.S. This came out HUGE. I used 3.5 skeins of Cleckheaton Country 8-ply and a US #4 Inox Circular. It's definitely larger than a 3-month size. My gauge is, despite the smaller needle, still way off, which explains it. I bet if I'd gotten gauge this would have taken only 3 skeins.)
(P.P.S. I know it's missing buttons. I'm waiting until I finish both sweaters (these are for twins) so I can get coordinating buttons.)


Earin Marybird said...

I laughed out loud about the change in seasons. Too funny!

Gauge is a sometimes cruel and indifferent mistress. Your PeaPod looks adorable and as usual, wonderful colors!

Julie said...

Stunning! What a beautiful sweater.

Jen said...

What a difference a blocking makes. That PeaPod sweater is cute every time I see one on a blog. Too bad I don't know anyone having a baby. (Not that I need an excuse to cast on another item!)

Gina said...

That turned out too cute. And blocking really is magical.

trek said...

Yay for blocking.

Sigga Sif said...

Wow. I had no idea blocking could have such a strong effect on the world ;-)

The sweater looks really cute!

Pearls Mother said...

they will be a wonderful gift.
when the twins grow out of them,
the twins teddy bears can wear them.
they will be too special not to become a treasure.

.: tani :. said...

what a cute sweater!! what color will the next one be?

Dipsy D. said...

LOL - this change-of-the-seasons thing was too funny! ;) What a great blocking job you did - and an amazing knitting job too, Pea Pod is so absolutely cute!