Sunday, August 21, 2005

Seams Stink

I've finished Misfit's second sleeve and have begun to sew the seams. Wow, seam sewing sure isn't fun. I've sewn clothes before . . . made a few dresses and vests on the sewing machine, but it's nothing like sewing sweater seams by hand.

The top seam came out okay, I guess. Kind of sloppy if you ask me, but I really have nothing to compare it to. (Actually, I should pull out one of the old sweaters my grandmother made me - I still have them around for sentimental reasons . . . and also because I'm a pack-rat.)

Here is my progress on the sleeve seam. I think it's coming out good - a bit neater than the top seam. But I've only done about an inch or so and my back is killing me from bending over it (and bending over Stitch 'n Bitch which is my official seam-sewing teacher!!!) So I guess I'll stop for tonight and pick it up tomorrow after work. I'm starting to think that the first knitting class I break down and take should be on Finishing.

Well, the weekends almost over. Why do they go so fast??? The pool party yesterday was good - although the pool was so cold that the only two who swam were B & B's (the hosts) 6 year old son, and my 6-year-old-trapped-in-the-body-of-a-30-year-old husband! Since my sleeve was done and I needed something easy to bring along, I brought good old Peppermint Stick (aka first real knitting project and been on the needles for at least two years). Got a good chunk knit on him (don't know why I feel he's male) and am hoping to finish him up this week or next. Having added the new Completed Projects gallery to my sidebar is great incentive to finish up projects so I have things to display in there!!!

Well, I'm starting to ramble . . . . wonderful husband is begging me to put down the knitting, stop the blogging and come eat dinner . . . so off I go. Nite.

1 comment:

knittinmom said...

Hi, Karen! You're right - seaming does stink. I wonder how many people out there have a bunch of sweater pieces sitting around that they just can't bring themselves to finish... I'm glad you like the Knitty Gritty site, and it's too bad that you don't get DIY. We have DirecTV to feed my DIY, HGTV addiction (and Sydney's Noggin addiction). I haven't seen the other show - knit one, purl two. It doesn't seem to be airing right now, since I have Tivo set to record any show w/ the word knitting in it.

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