I finally got down to business and finished Eris last night. I tried her on, and man, did I need to block this sweater. I know the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran DK Tweed I used grew a bit, because I actually washed and blocked my swatch. This is one of those sweaters where gauge and blocking really matter.
The sleeves aren't as short as they look, I had to fold them over to fit on my handy dandy blocking board. It's a piece of 3/4" insulating board from the Home Depot, cut in half. They're 24"X96" and cost about 2o bucks. I just lay the wet pieces on the board and pin away. The last pieces survived about 2 years (and would have lasted longer if I kids weren't compelled to stick pencils and other pointy objects in them). If only I could find some with nice inch by inch squares marked off.
And I just have to say it because it makes me feel good: I got into the basement the weekend and organized the hell out of it. Now we can see our stuff, and nothing falls on you, and most of it is unpacked. I have a few boxes to go and a large "garage sale" pile to get rid of (anyone need a Pliko stroller?) and then it's done. In the process I found the rest of my stash. I love finding yarn I haven't seen in a while, so many possibilities.