Mine is actually nearing completion....
I'm absolutely addicted to blocking. Even for scarves and things. It makes things nice and flat and even, I'm a big fan of that :)
I'm with you on steeking. There's someone out there who just gets a thrill thinking of knitters cutting up their beautiful, painstaking Norwegian sweaters...
The scarf is lovely. There is a Yahoo group, ThreadyBear that has a teddy bear sized Nowegian sweater, including steeks, if you want to try the whole thing in miniature.
Oh Kat it is beautiful. I am sooo jealous, someday when my kids are a little older & I have more time to conecentrate i'm going to knit branching out. I am I am I am !!!
Yes, must block lace. Right now my embryonic Mountain Peaks Shawl looks like a bit of green yarn barf - but all will be well when th eblocking occurs.
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Blocking is great. My stuff would look much worse without it, it really does smooth out the odd row gauge. Steeking is more than I could do, at this point.
I too very rarely block, but have my Branching Out to block as well. Nice color. Great minds/knitters think alike. And I have to agree with you on the steeking thing. Totally freaky. Why would you want to take scissors to all your hard work??