So what would any sane person, who has done very little so far for Christmas do on a free evening? Probably not block their knitting which was what I did!
This blocking called for wires, but I don't have any proper blocking wires so I made some from this:
Garden wire! It was a bit bendy and difficult to control but I got there in the end. And after leaving it to block overnight this is what I've got.
Blocking it so severely has given it a lovely drape and it's going to be just the thing to wrap up in during the cold weather. The pattern is Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed, and I treated myself and used their yarn which I bought from Loop. I've never been to the Loop shop, but intend to change that during 2014!
Now I really must go and do some Christmas bits - there's still loads of time isn't there?!