Bribe

I haven’t been much for blocking lately. I’ve done it but it has taken quite an effort to do (which is ridiculous, it’s not that hard really). This weekend though I got a good tip from a friend who doesn’t like the finishing part of knitting¬†either. For every item she finish, she saves ten kronor and at the end of the year she gets to buy yarn for that money. I have been thinking about it since she told me and maybe I should try it too. Maybe that will encourage me to block and weave in ends, a little bribe at the end of the year. For 2017, which was a fairly bad year knitwise,¬†I would have collected 290 kronors for 29 finished projects. Depending on the yarn, that can be quite a few balls, or even one skein of the really yummy stuff. For 2016 it would have been 690 kronors, just saying…

So far I have collected 20 kronors, I have finished Agnieszka’s bloomers and yesterday I sewed the buttons to a baby sweater. Today I weaved in the ends on another little sweater and now I have no excuses not to block it, especially if it means some more money for my yarn budget in twelve months. I think this is worth a try.