Luck has nothing to do with it
Unblocked and Unseamed
So I have finished knitting the last sleeve, and at this point, I pretty much consider the knitting done. The 62" + 18" of straps will be completed at a later time. Let me tell you, this little sucker tested the limit of my patience. I have knitting ADD. yes, i admit. I am glad that I started the back piece first, cuz that was the biggest piece and allowed me to get into the rhythm of the clover lace pattern. The front and back pieces were fun, because I had to keep track of alot of "at the same time" instructions that kept me alert. I thought that by the time I got to the sleeves, they would just knit themselves up in no time. Wrong. Surprisingly, the last stretch of knitting took me the longest. I think it's like running a marathon, first 20 miles you're fine (well relatively speaking), but when you get to the last 6.2 miles, ugh.... running towards a tunnel that has no end.
I caved in and purchased a SewEZ blocking board on Joann, and put in the order 2 1/2 weeks ago. Yes, I'm being precise with my time calculation. The estimated delivery time was 2-3 weeks. I was informed yesterday that the item is still in order and the email did not mention any ETA. patience... is not my virtue. Come on, the sweater is ready to be blocked... where the hell is the friggin' board? I even got the blocking pins ready. I guess I'll just use those pins as darts and aim it at Joann.com..... ok, maybe not. But I ain't blocking nothing until that board is in my apt.