It seems like I’ve been knitting quite a long time now but it’s only been since February ’04. I knit this scarf before I learned about wet blocking. At that time I’d only done steam blocking and I didn’t want to press out my cables so I just held the iron above the scarf and let the steam permeate it from above. It’s always had a pretty strong tendency to curl inward so you can’t see the pattern. At the book signing when Stephanie attempted to uncurl it to see the pattern a lightbulb went off and I realized I could revisit this scarf and do a proper wet-block on it. Having also discovered that the color runs I added a bit of vinegar to the water and here she is laid out on the bed to dry.