The timing was perfect--she put out a call to borrow handknits, I had a cardigan almost finished that needed a blocking and I was happy to have it done by a pro.
My sweater even shows up in the promo video (it's famous!). And it came back nicely blocked so all I had to do was sew on the buttons.
Kate is a fantastic teacher and she has the same zealous love of blocking handknits as I do (full disclosure: we talk about blocking over beers).
Blocking makes your knits easier to seam, pretty and soft. Blocking hides imperfections and evens out your stitches. And if you use nice woolwash like Soak or Eulacan your handknits smell nice too.
The video/class covers all kinds of knitwear and techniques and shows you how getting your woolies wet is a risk free, worthwhile part of finishing.
Go check it out.
Also: isn't Craftsy amazing? Online, video craft classes--I love the internet!