Relax into the pose
An hour and a half of Balasana (child's pose) on my bedroom floor and here's the result.
It's the Lift and Separate sweater from Big Girl Knits all blocked out. I used every straight pin in the house and tried like hell to keep it smooth without stretching it out. It's plenty big, if I had it to do over again I probably would have made the next size smaller, but we'll see how it seams up.
I washed it in Soak before I blocked it. The aquae scent seemed nice enough as I set the pieces in it; clean but not too overpowering. I got it all squeezed out and on the floor before the smell really hit me. It smells like a cheesy beauty parlor circa 1986. It smells like perm! I don't really know why but it my whole bedroom smells like somebody got a permanent about 3 days ago. In a weird way it's kind of comforting, because my mom had a frightening perm through most of my childhood. So it reminds me hugs from mom after she got her hair done.
Hopefully it will dry fast and I won't have to live in the beauty barn for too long. I'm ready to wear the thing already. And I've got a cue a mile long of other projects I want to start. Several including all the goodies from Kid n Ewe. That event was pretty thoroughly covered in knit blog land, but I had a great time, met some great people, got some great yarn, and listened to some great Canadian music (thanks Caro!). What more could you want.