In case you were wondering - yes, I am still crocheting and knitting but for the last couple of months have never taken the time to really take pictures of the progress or in fact the end result.
Most of the time my FP's merge straight into my everyday use, that I forget I should really take a picture. But sometimes that is actually a good thing because a lot of my FP's get frogged after a wear or two and end up being something totally different...but more about that in detail another day.
Let's see what I have on my hooks'n'needles right now.
First I am blocking the back part of a cabled vest, the free pattern can be found here
I never used to block any of my knitted or crocheted projects before but for 2012 thought I give it a try seeing that everyone who blocks, states that is makes the garments look so much better.
With the left over yarn for the above vest, I started to crochet a number of squares which I am going to turn into a light scarf and it is quite obvious to see the difference between the blocked and the unblocked square:
Last year I would have just stitched the unblocked squares together and be done with it, but not anymore.
The only thing that bugs me to no end about blocking is the time it takes - at least 24 hours after you pinned and I am not the most patient person in the world.
The pattern for the above block was taken from the following book:
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