Tuesday, May 4 / 7:31 a.m.

It takes forever, but I find blocking very satisfying. It makes me feel like my knitting is perfect and I am some sort of professional dressmaker when I see it all stretched out and measured.... even if I can't find my straight pins so I substitute safety pins and even if instead of a blocking board I just slapped some sheets on some towels:

Still have to finish sleeve number two. Then I'll block the sleeves and knit the button bands.

"They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm."
--Dorothy Parker