Friday, May 25, 2007

Eeeek! Steeks!

Actually, WOOHOO!

I finished knitting the Crayons & Chalkboards vest Wednesday night during the very long American Idol finale.

After much reading and internet research yesterday, I finally got brave enough to crochet the edging on the steeks. I know how to crochet so this part was actually pretty easy. The hardest part was deciding where to crochet the steek because everything I read said that crochet steeks should be over an odd number of stitches and, of course, I had an even number. Eunny Jang makes reference to crocheting over an even number but I just couldn't get my mind around what she was saying until all of a sudden it just hit me.

Then, I sat and stared at it for a long time. I made the excuse that my scissors weren't sharp enough. Finally, I just grabbed the scissors and starting cutting and...

IT WORKED!

The purple edging is where I cut. See how clean it is, with no unraveling?!

I've only cut one steek. I did the right armhole first. I'm picking up stitches around it now, then have to knit 6 rows of ribbing.

Last night, Hayden decided he was going to help build the sunroom for Grandmama and Granddaddy.
This was after he and Granddaddy turned the scrap lumber into some great building blocks!
And before he learned to climb the fence!

3 comments:

Nikki said...

Brave woman! and good job! mine didn't go so well, and i'm living proof that there is, in fact, something to fear. but your vest is looking great. can't wait to see it on.

Gail said...

Wow... I am so scared to cut my knitting. You go girl!

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