What better way to celebrate Easter than by spending the day outside in the sun, cutting up 6 weeks worth of knitting? My Grandma was by my side (I didn't look, but I think she closed her eyes!) and ... I just did it.
Big shout to my dad for the play-by play of the cutting.
Here is my mark. I sewed (machine stitched - almost made me want to make something) a seam next to my red yarn marker. That's the outer edge of my 10-stitch steek zone. Rating: Easy.
I have my very sharp scissors (borrowed from Talen who sews and has good stuff like this!)
I size it up. Kind of makes you nervous just looking, doesn't it? My Granny was squirming by now!
I am the Sweater Moyel.
True to form, once I get going, I just keep on keeping on ... That was the easy part ... next comes picking up stitches, making a button band, choosing buttons (Hello, Heartstone Ceramics!) and sewing up the 9 stitches in the armpits. Finish work - it's not my specialty!
Few words this morning, just wanted to let you see the set-up:
i put an extra 10 stitches up the middle of my pullover as i was knitting, then marked the row just inside where I am going to stitch with some chunky red acrylic yarn (had to get SOME use out of that stuff!)
Closer look: I will machine stitch in the channel of the row outside of the red marker, then I will cut right up the middle between the markers. For this great to-do, I am taking the sweater to my Grandma Lisali - I need a knitter present to fully appreciate the madness! What better Easter activity could there be??
There is a certain someone at work who is expecting her third child in a few weeks. Rather than cast on and get busy knitting her a little something for this little newcomer, I busily THOUGHT about what I might make.
I also had my keen eye peeled for IDEAS of what to make for a teeny baby girl, which is how i noticed this on a friends Ravelry page:
Pretty cute, yes? But it pales when you see the complete ensemble:
And this is how I came to buy yet more yarn even though my stash box seems to be full!