OK, the blocking worked and I'm very pleased with the end result. Here is Branching Out done in Jaeger Alpaca 4-ply with 28 repeats (I could probably have squeezed another 2 repeats in but enough is enough!):
Ready for take-off!
And now that I have your attention, here's a sneak preview of my secret project:
Bet you can't guess what it is yet! A clue: it's for me. ;-)
BTW have you cast your vote in the Great Blocking Debate yet?
On a floral note, my home is filled with my most gorgeous scent of these flowers in almost every room:
Need that scratch 'n' sniff feature again..!
Aren't I lucky?!