Surfer tee finished and blocking

Finished it! I finished my surfer tee last night and couldn’t be happier with it.

Mazie took this pic of me trying it on:

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It’s a bit damp in this pic, I like to soak the knits in the sink, then spin out the excess water in the washing machine.

After that, the sweater’s still damp, moldable, and block able, but not so wet that it takes days to dry. I like to try it on at this point to see if I need to do anything special while blocking, like stretch the length or width.

I didn’t add the kangaroo pocket to mine, and I leave it up to you to decide if you want one on yours. I think it’s really cute with the pocket, but the look is a bit slimmer without.

I still need to weave in my ends. Usually I weave in ends before blocking, but I was too excited to see this one on!

Here it is blocking in the sun:

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I’m in love with these rusty colors. Probably because I’m a redhead., I just love the array of reddish browns and deep oranges.

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To think that I dyed this in my crockpot! So amazing.

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One thing to keep in mind after finishing a knit:

blocking will sometimes open up the yarn and change your gauge. Think about this before judging your FO for size and fit. Block to gauge and THEN judge! :)

Here’s another pic that Mazie took:

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