So I’m just really bad at blocking. The grafting was fine…fiddly, slow, demanding of a certain amount of focus…but more or less fine. (Full confession, there’s one stitch where I was weaving in my ends and was off by 1/2 a stitch, but it’s really hard to find and will never show when it’s worn.) The blocking, however, was my undoing.
The whole point of this exercise was to preserve the frilly, curly, curvy, round edge that appeared as I knit this. In blocking, I somehow turned all those lovely curves into jagged points. Now it’s still cute, but it’s not what I was going for. It’s back in the sink for another soak as I type. The pins and I will join battle later today.