It’s time for The Talk. I know, how awkward. But I want you to be informed so you can make the right decisions in your adult life.

Don’t be embarrassed. It’s a beautiful, natural expression of love. As long as the water isn’t too hot or too cold, and the pins are rust-free.

I’m talking, of course, about blocking.

I took these photos yesterday of a couple of lace swatches, fresh off the needles, unblocked.

Stay tuned for the next set of pictures.

(For those of you waiting for the results of Monday’s Tempest-uous contest, I’ll do the draw later today, and announce on the blog tomorrow!)

Knitted lace, unblocked, on Tricksy Knitter

Knitted lace, unblocked, on Tricksy Knitterblog-6846