I've renamed the MIL sweater. It has become . . . Darth Sweater.
1) It's huge and black.
2) It has established its Evil Empire in my guestroom (see photo), taking over more and more territory, expanding from one blocking board to two to three. (I had to improvise the extra boards from foam core and garbage bags.)
3) Like Lord Vader, restraining it requires massive amounts of hardware: 360 pins to be precise.
4) It's playing evil Jedi mind games with me, causing me to question every pin I place. Is that side even with this one? Is the cuff the right width? Should this side be straight or curved?
My favorite advice on blocking? From See Eunny Knit: "Walk away and leave it be for a day or two." Gladly!!!
Does everyone else hate blocking as much as I do? (I even took frequent chocolate breaks and it didn't help. Well, maybe a little.)