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Friday, February 2, 2007

It is -8 degrees right now in the Big Windy, and by gum if that ain’t sweater weather, I don’t know what is! Many Windsters don’t believe this though, and are still walking about in sweatshirts, no hats, with TEARS streaming down their face.

The sun lulls you into believing you can walk the two blocks to your parked car with just a cuppa Joe in your hand for warmth – but NOo.

I am not a scoofer.

I am layering and have pulled out the Polar Parka which hasn’t made an appearance since, hmm, around January 2004.

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Big Parka.

Big Sexy.

Right.

One of the best ways to keep one’s mind off the weather and on the runway is to knit something warm! I am making another Twist – here you see I’ve added the cable pattern up the sleeve and lengthened the ribbing.

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I love this Picture!

Why? One of the most frequent questions I get in my email box, right up there with wanneBbigger?, is Blocking? noBlocking?

I block.

Just like I would not go out in this weather without a hat on my head, I will not wear or put together a sweater before I take this important step!

You can see in the picture an unblocked sleeve on top of a blocked sleeve.

Lumpy.

Smallish.

Not Runway Ready.

Blocking finishes the piece to the specs of the pattern and perfects the details.

I love it.

 
 
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