Sunday, October 7, 2012

Still hate this part

I knitted my first sweater at 13. My mom showed me how to machine sew the seams and then cut the opening. It made me shaky and nervous then, and it still does. Which is why I can knit four sweaters in a month, but wait weeks before I finish them. (There is one in my closet I finished knitting a year ago...). It is so easy to destroy weeks of work with one snip of the scissor. Still, I have only made one big mistake, so far, (and that was two years ago).

But it is amazing that something like this,

and this,

can in the end turn out ok! The only mistake this time - it might too small for the recipient! Darn. But that train has left the station many weeks ago, I am afraid:)

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1 comment:

Margaret said...

It's so beautiful!!! Wow! As for the cutting thing, I found once a blog that talked about the whole cutting into knitting thing. I think if you google "needled" you might find it. Or google Kate Davies. It was a good explanation of how you do it, and how knitting shouldn't fall apart. I had a hard time believing it. lolol! Anyway, gorgeous work!! Glad it worked this time!