However, I learned….wait for it…the Mattress Stitch tonight!
It is stupidly easy and works like a voodoo charm. I mean, can you spot the seam?
That’s a macro shot baby!
I shudder to recall the haphazard no-rules approach I took to seams before tonight. Debbie Stoller! What would I do without you? Honestly, Stitch ‘N Bitch is like a Bible for me. The explanations are so clear – the language so casual it is immediately obvious what you should do. I also find that you glean from it what you can take in at the time, and later readings, with more experience under your belt reveal more complex ideas.
Granted, the Mattress Stitch is not complex, but it was new to me and I no longer fear making a mistake. I have frogged enough now that taking those loops off the needles doesn’t drain the blood from my upper body. Previously when I had looked at trying some seaming I panicked at the description and handed the project off to my Mom for finishing.
This is probably the long way to go about letting you know that I have very nearly finished Sizzle. From 5:30 pm to 11 pm I finished the knitting, the seaming and the blocking. This is also the 1st time I have ever blocked something. Wish me luck – ’cause that baby was loose on me!
After the blocking I will see if there are any further adjustments that need to be made for a better fit. Boy I hope not! Then I just have to do the Seed Stitch borders on the underarms and the neckline and voila: an FO.
This is how exciting the evening was for Not Me.
This is what Blocking Sizzle would look like if you were a Mermaid from The ‘Bove.
Here is the 2nd baby blanket my Mom has made over the holidays.
Hee hee! You know this means 2 things:
1) Already making measurable progress on my Stashalong promise!
2) I get to do something elllllllse now!
( at least until the blocking is finished)
Whoa. Almost forgot to tell you: I found the most delicious tea today. Pomegranate Green Tea. We already had 2 pots of this nectar. You should really try it.