Melissa knit this lovely baby blanket for us as a shop sample.  The pattern is the "gull lace" motif used in Elizabeth Zimmermann's February Baby Sweater and, like all lace projects, the blanket required blocking.   So out came the blocking board . . . wow, it was just the right size!  Board is shown here balanced on a dining room table.  For larger projects we place it on the floor or bed and extend with interlocking foam tiles. Lace pattern detail shows beautifully when it is stretched and pinned out.  The grid lines on our board allow for symmetrical blocking, especially nice for ensuring straight even edges.  We used pins for this project, but blocking wires are another invaluable finishing tool. Find out more about our Gull Lace Baby Blanket on the threebagsfull project page.