Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Public Face of Knitting

Knitters do it.  Crocheters do it.  Even those with no yarn talent do it.  Fess up.  You do it too.  What do all of these folks (basically the whole world) do?  They look at the finishing/matching/sewing/completing that is the result of hand knit or crochet creations.

Seam sewing is a slow and tedious and basically boring task for me.  However, I do try.   Most often my goal when sewing together pieces parts of hand made fabric is to not offend the public.  In other words, I don't want you, gentle reader,  to have that look of "poor thing" on your face whilst uttering the dreaded "bless your heart."

Every so often, the Needle Goddess guides my stitches.

Go ahead and look.

Today I am patting myself on the back and looking smug at my skills.

Today, for this brief shinning moment in my yarn life - - - I ROCK!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Hidden Side of Knitting

 Years ago, I was faced with the fact that I am never going to be an expert at putting knit or crochet pieces together.  But every now and then, I give it a go.

The shoulders of the cardigan of many colors were quickly sewn so that the collar (of the same twelve color changes) could be picked up.

I trudge onward.

Monday, March 4, 2013

5 X 24 = Too Many

What do you get when you multiply five pieces (back, two fronts & two sleeves) times twelve color changes resulting in twenty four ends  on each piece?  You get too many ends to secure!  I sat, watched too much bad television, secured a plethora of little bits of color and prayed that the seams will provide additional security yet still the job is not done.

It was such a boring task that I quit.  Q-U-I-T.  Stopped doing the deed.  Instead I quickly seamed the shoulders and picked up for the collar.  But it is going to be OK.  I researched quickly and could find no reference to Process End Securing as a type of knitter.  [insert snicker re:  obtuse knitting joke]