Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday - some seaming happening

I am in the finishing stages of my Pekoe top.
Did I ever tell you I've never knit something that needs proper seams?
Well, I mean, not that scary because it's not like it's going to explode if I do it wrong, but it could look ugly.
And then it won't be worn. And after all the hours I've knit on this, that would be a real shame.

inside seams

the top is the sleeve and the bottom is the shirt.

I mentioned on the luvinthemommyhood Rav group that I would be researching seaming and I was sent some links. Well they certainly helped! I started sewing the sleeve on today with the help of the backstreet boys (yea, nerd) on pandora. The technique is not all that difficult but since this is my first time I am taking my time. So far, I think it looks OK. Not spectacular but also not terrible. I put this part on over my shoulder and I didn't see any real big errors. Cross your fingers that the rest will go just as smooth, if not better!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

green lace sweater

an almost-recognizable top!
So, we're well into the summer sweater knit-a-long.
things are super over here. I love this pattern.
I feel like I'm over halfway done, but I still have more than half my yarn left?
I'm not going to worry about that, though.
I was really enjoying knitting the bottom half of this pattern in the round... now that I've split the front & back, not so much (not gonna lie).
the lace is not really challenging or anything too complicated, I just rather not purl every row. sigh...
at least that part is almost over.. then we do the sleeves!

another thing, I'm starting to feel like the top should have a bit more length below the split for the sleeves.
i am tall, so I added an inch to the pattern measurement, but looking at it, I wonder if it will still be on the short side. booo. I'm thinking (hoping) that blocking will help. we shall see.