Do you think 'blocker's thumb' exists as a medical complaint? If it doesn't then it really should.
I made this scarf at the weekend. It was really quick and easy to make but blocking was most definitely necessary. I think it was half the length it should have been when I finished! The gauge was given for a blocked piece of work and as I'd only bought only just enough yarn I didn't want to block my gauge swatch. The swatch was the right width but an inch too short, so I just decided to go with it and add more rows if necessary, but after blocking it's worked out just fine.
The lace pattern was really easy, but I'm glad there was a chart to work from. Written lace patterns can be hard to follow.
Yarn: 100g Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool dk
Pattern: Kahlua Lace by Julie Armstrong Holetz. Available from the on-line Tension magazine.
How's the weather where you are? It's awful here today - last night saw me up at 2:30am jamming pieces of folded paper between the window and the frame to stop them rattling! I've blogged about the joy of original features before - they look nice, but they don't make for a warm snug house. Good job I've got a new scarf.