In January I talked about my Queen Silvia lace shawl. I had to set it aside for a month to work on the baby blanket, but I finally finished it. I had heard that blocking is essential for knitting lace. Before I had always blocked rather half-heartedly because it usually didn't seem to do much. However, after reading some blogs and watching videos on the subject I realized that I was not getting my finished items wet enough. I also learned that blocking wires make it a lot easier to block lace, so I used my money from the baby blanket sale to buy some blocking wires.