The fair isle squirrels are growing, gradually. You can see how they are bumpy from all of the yarn carried behind them. This is where blocking comes in - steaming or wetting the finished product and then smoothing or sculpting it into shape. Without doing this, you only have a 'half done' project so never forget to block your knitting! Below, is the order of stripes for the blanket. Mine was figured out based on the mantel yarn (see prev post) but another fun way to design with stripes is to use the Random Stripe Generator.
We're off to the swimming pool now, perhaps a trip to Joann's afterwards. Junior and sister seem to hold out hope that I'm going to buy them Tasers so I think some clay or felt might be needed for distraction. I'm not sure where this Taser idea originates but I have to say, I wouldn't mind having a taser to back up my MOM VOICE on occasion.