Almost a Ribby Cardi!
All the pieces are finished! The front and back pieces have already been blocked and the sleeves are drying up nicely on the blocking board. I'm hoping to have this cardi seamed and zippered this weekend so that I can wear it next week!
As for blocking, I normally pin the dry pieces and then spray them down with cold water. This is how I blocked the front and back pieces. Lovely. But I know others wash their pieces first, remove the excess water with a towel and then pin down the damp pieces to size. Ok, so I tried this with the sleeve pieces -- hmm, a bit cumbersome. The fully wet sleeves were difficult to handle and when I pinned them down to the board the ribbing looked a little wobbly. As the sleeves dried, they seemed to even themselves out into a more even ribbed fabric, but I was a little worried there.
Anybody have any other "best practices" for blocking? I'm using Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed, but for everybody using the Highland Wool it would probably be useful to share your blocking success stories!