FO Friday: IOU A Real Blocking

The dark spots are wet not discoloration.

Dear Hey Teach Sweater.

I know it has taken me forever to finish you. I don’t even dare to look back and see how long ago you were cast on. I will guess a year but I suspect it’s closer to two. Knitting you was simple. The pattern was straight forward and the lace simple and easy to remember. I knew knitting a sweater in pieces *could* present a problem for me since I am not a fan of seaming. I thought you would be totally worth it though. A short sleeve cotton sweater was a major gap in my closet and I knew you’d get lots of wear. Unfortunately I got stuck at that seaming phase.

Happily now you are completed. Yes, I know the seams aren’t perfect and the ones under the arms are a bit bulky but you are wearable. Sometimes that is the most important thing. I know I whipped those buttons on rather quickly way too early in the morning but they’ll hold for a single wearing. I promise you will get a real blocking and the buttons will be reattached if needed.

I have just one thing to ask. Please dry quickly. We have a wedding to attend tomorrow.

Karen, your knitter.

FYI: The yarn is Cotton-Ease in lake. The pattern is Hey Teach. The buttons are from the button box and I have no idea where they came from.ย 

If you’d like to read more FO Friday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.


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11 Responses to FO Friday: IOU A Real Blocking

  1. Susan says:

    Hurray!!! Looks great! I’ve been trying to tackle my UFO pile recently but haven’t made much progress.


  2. Faith says:

    Lovely project. I hope it dries in time!


  3. Lisa says:

    I hope it dries in time for you, it’s really pretty! I’d hate to see it miss the big wedding!


  4. Marilyn says:

    Turn a fan on it. It really helps to dry things faster.
    Enjoy the wedding!


  5. anjig says:

    Yay you finished it! Since you’re waiting for it to dry, I should tell you that I looked up the care instructions for Cotton-Ease, and you can stick it in the dryer. In case all else fails


  6. YarnyDragonfly says:

    You will be the best dressed at the wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Vanessa says:

    Stick it in the dryer or blast it with a hair dryer! I’m sending you “hurry up and dry” vibes. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Maybe you can put a gentle oscillating fan a few feet away? Pretty sweater! Have fun at the wedding!


  9. Renee Anne says:

    ‘Tis lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re looking for some “help” drying it, try having a fan blow toward it…or take out the trusty hair dryer on a low-heat setting. Just a thought.


  10. Kepanie says:

    It looks good, Karen. Can you put it in some filtered sunlight?
    I want to see it on you w/that lovely dress!


  11. Pumpkin says:

    Sometimes sweaters take up a little extra bit of time, but then they often turn out even better than you expected. This one certainly did! Wear it proudly and have a great time at the wedding!


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