Saturday, July 05, 2008

Some assembly required

As you all know by now, I rather like mattress stitching. I even don't mind weaving in ends — I find it kind of meditative and calming.

What I don't like is sewing sleeves into armholes. It requires counting, and contemplation, and while I don't mind those things, it's hard to do them unless I'm all alone. Especially in the summer, I don't get any alone time except in the toilet (don't have my bathtub easily available in the summer, either — not that you can knit in the bath). And I don't know about you, but I don't knit in the toilet.

So my finishing slows way down when I get to this stage. But fear not, Meghan's cardi will get done! Before she gets too old for it, hopefully...

I've also started Carson's birthday T-shirt. My niece turns three in under a week, so I need to hustle. Fortunately the Very Berry T (same great pattern as last year, larger size!) is a quick and easy knit. I want an adult version :-) Anyway, I'm making progress quickly. The yarn is Berocco Nostalgia and the needles are U.S. #6:

2 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

Sleeves of all types seem to give me problems. Sewing in, knitting to the right length.

I've been looking at the Very Berry T for along time now. Someday...

Yes, thankfully so far we only have smoke (which is bad enough).

jae said...

val? where are ya?