Friday, September 14, 2007
To Seam or Not to Seam: A Question
For those of you who know me - I'm sure you have heard me bitch about seaming. After about 20 different tries (and still I'm not 100% happy) I came up with this finished product. I swear after this post no more talk about Isabella. I am mostly pleased with the finished product, although if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep the shoulders from rolling I would be greatly appreciated.
What is it about seaming that puts a lot of knitters in a cold sweat - for me it can turn a lot of hard work into crap with only one needle and a string. I am a perfectionist by nature and this is only my second time seaming so I guess I can't expect it to be perfect, but as usual I am hard on myself (notice I didn't take a picture of the seams) LOL. When I learn I need to see, write it down, ask questions and then do it on my own. Now that is not to say I need to do this with every task - but with knitting I do. So if anyone is willing to show my the proper way to seam/mattress stitch I am all eyes, ears, and pen ready.
Now lets see if my seams last through a wash cycle. SNOL (or SNorting Out Loud - Brilliant ladies for all the opinions on this one - you all rock and you know you are!!!)