Wednesday, October 22, 2008


"Oh, it's easy," I said at knit group a couple weeks back. 'When I finish knitting this part, I'll just cut it down the middle here and pick up stitches for the sleeve."
Silence. I wondered if maybe I'd said it wrong.
"You're going to cut that sweater apart and do what?" someone asked.
It sounded much more insane when it was put that way.
Nevertheless, I got my good sewing scissors out and steeked one armhole. When I'm done with this sleeve, I'll do the other, and then I'll do the big one that makes it into a cardigan (and opens the door for something like six miles of I-cord, but that's another blog post....)

Angus helped me. He made sure my steek didn't unravel by sitting on the sweater while I wound balls of yarn.

Finally, I kicked him off, but he made it hard.


Anonymous said...

The sweater, what I can see of it, is beautiful! And so is Angus.

Anonymous said...

Awww, the only thing possibly cuter than a sleeping baby would be a sleeping kitty. Or a baby sleeping on a sleeping kitty. There you go. I'm impressed that you had the guts to steek. And the sweater is unbelievable.

the fiddlin' fool said...

My God! Angus looks absolutely enormous in that first picture.

anne marie in philly said...

angus, angus, innocent looking...heh heh heh!

Lorna said...

ACCCKKK.. You are so brave! I could NOT believe at knitting that night when you said that was what you were going to do that you would ACTUALLY do it!! LOL!

Were you scared?

So, we can see the finished sweater next week, right?

And how could you disrupt that adorable kitty sleeping all cozy? ha!

LaurieM said...

Oh hooray for a no-nonsense approach to steeking! Good for you. It doesn't take guts. Just faith in wool.

Angie said...

Angus is so lovely, I'm beginning to see why you tolerate his...mmm....eccentricities.

P.S. The sweater doesn't look bad either.