body blockin’

I am about to journey into sleeve hell now that I have completed the front and back of Split Personality. Here she is a’blockin’:
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I’m not the most detailed blocker. I just kind of measured, pinned the pieces to a towel, then spritzed them with water. The Cecil yarn is not the best yarn for this particular design, since it is rather heavy and drapey. A stiffer, lighter yarn would probably work better. But, I am not so picky, so it will just be a slouchy sweater. I am going to shorten the sleeves by a good 6 centimeters (do Germans have freakishly long arms or something?). I had to shorten the body quite a bit, too. We’ll see what happens, since I am horrible at sizing.
Hey, the yarn I won on ebay came today! The auction ended on Saturday, so that was super speedy.
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I don’t know what I’m going to make yet, maybe a zip cardie, since I have an unnatural and extreme attraction to them?
The mailman also brought me some lovely chocolate from Mindy. Muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, and arigato gozaimasu!

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10 Responses to body blockin’

  1. wendy says:

    why not add to the zip cardie – don’t you have enough of those already, how about a kicky little vest, or one of those new fangled mini-ponchos?!?

  2. wendy says:

    why add to the zip cardies – don’t you have enough of those already? How about a kicky little vest, or one of those new fangled mini-ponchos?!?

  3. tanya says:

    that yarn is edible yummy scrumdidlyuptious. (sound it out hehehe)

  4. Sharlene says:

    Wow the sweater looks great! I’m going to have to go look online to see a photo of the finished product. I’ve never tried a Rebecca pattern yet, but lately I’ve been seeing many that I would like to try.

  5. Meg says:

    Yep, I’m about 2/3 German and judging from the ready-made clothes, I have very long arms. O’course, I’m also 6ft. tall . . Don’t they show the models today with sleeves down almost past the first knuckle of the thumb, though? Looks like built-in fingerless mitts to me.

  6. Bruce says:

    I just checked out your photo gallery for the 1st time. It’s good to see that Peter’s boat actually goes in the water. Also, you must be loaded: how can you afford to hire the super-model to display your work?

  7. Amy says:

    That GGH yarn looks very nice! And boy, you’re really moving along on Split Personality! Looks like it’ll be done before you know it 🙂

  8. Germans have super long arms? I have a lot of German in my bloodline….figures. My arms are freakishly long- my mom is taller than me but I can reach a good 4-5″ more than she- I seriously suspect that that is the reason she likes to take me shopping with her. 🙂
    I’ll have to check out some Rebecca patterns!
    Your sweater is looking good! So pretty. Chocolate sounds yummy, too!

  9. carolyn says:

    i love the hot pink! what about that cable-y sweater melissa’s going to make? 😉

  10. Silvia says:

    I don’t know about all Germans, but this madchen has monkey arms.
    Split P is grand, it’s not terribly surprising you had to shorten the body a bit, you are not a big girl.

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