I've watched videos, viewed multiple websites, books, everything, and I feel that I am simply incapable of blocking. Is there anything anyone can recommend that was like the "a ha!" moment for them in blocking? I feel like I've reached the "ceiling" of my knitting "career" when it comes to blocking and it's infuriating. I finally finished the knitting on the Kenobi Jacket I've been working on and off for over THREE YEARS and I soak the pieces and lay them out to block and I'm just all thumbs. I understand the concept, measure out, pin corners, pin the rest to those measurements, etc., it just doesn't happen. On top of it, the fronts are measuring 4 inches wider than called for in the schematic.... I'm actually okay with it because I think I've put on a few pounds since I started it, but it's just like NOTHING works right when I try to block ANYTHING.
I finished a Hemlock Ring Blanket and gave it away to another knitter because I couldn't block it... I can't just not block ever and I want my darn jacket!
I am contemplating a blocking wire kit like from Knit Picks or I saw someone posted one from Overstock, but is that something that "fixes" this problem for blocking morons? I'm so terribly frustrated.