I don't know if the pyschiatrist in me is trying to defeat the procrastinator in me by setting the clock fast, but I keep losing a day. I should be relieved that today is only Wednesday, not Thursday, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm missing something or wrong about the amount of time I have.
All of my at home hours are now completely dedicated toward sewing. Things were smooth until last night when I got to attaching the collar to the first pajama top. This time around, I chose to do the notched collar version of the pattern; something I wish I would have practiced in my test-run. The pattern instructions are... Sparce; rather, non-existent.
It got to the point I needed to put down my seam ripper and walk away so I didn't go all "slasher film" on them. I got ready for bed, read this tutorial, and waited until this morning to take another stab.
It's not flawless, but it gets the job done. Hopefully, the next two won't be such a headache.
Thanks to help from your amazing suggestions, my shoulder seams are looking practically perfect. I'm thrilled! Little victories! YAY! I ended up using a combination of CafPow's
gathering technique and Grainline's tutorial for French seams on sleeves. Clearly, the results speak for themselves.
Knitting for the next few days is strictly commute only. I'm packing a pair of socks and working on them when I can. It would be nice to finish another pair before the year is over. Keep on, keeping on, lovely people. I'm eager to see what you're working on this week!
12/18/2012 11:46:37 pm
I. Am. In. Love. With. Your. Socks. Love. I can't wait until next year, when I'm going to be brave and not only knit more socks, but do colorwork, and maybe, just maybe, be really brave and knit these ones. They look lovely!
12/19/2012 01:13:00 am
I love the socks. They are deff Doctor Approved. The pj top is cute too. I love the fabric
12/19/2012 01:23:32 am
Your socks look marvelous!! I have not been able to work on mine since starting this blanket, but I cannot wait to get this finished so I can get back to colorwork :) Love the PJs - they are looking fantastic!
12/19/2012 04:24:08 am
Cute PJs. Your socks look very much like the Tardis ones I knit in the summer - they were really well received so I hope yours are just as successful!
12/19/2012 07:43:01 am
Doesn't it feel great to master a tricky stitch or pattern or technique? When I successfully sewed a zipper into a skirt, I nearly went out and bought champagne.
12/19/2012 09:04:42 am
Love the PJs. I will just have to get fabric after Christmas and make some for myself.
12/19/2012 10:03:37 pm
The collar looks great to me. You have done an outstanding job. I truly hope the next ones are much easier! They should be since you have now mastered this technique.
1/4/2013 03:49:23 am
i do. i do. I do want Tardis socks. :)
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