Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sewing Sweater Seams, Searching Patterns, and Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been doing well, I have been mostly working on my courses and finishing assignments. I have also started getting into the Halloween Spirit by watching Hocus Pocus today while sewing up the seams on my sweater. I got to the end of the second side of the sweater today, then realized one side of the sweater seam was longer than the other so I had to frog back the sewing I had done on part of the sweater. I was really hoping that today I would be able to tell you that I was finished sewing the sweater seams but this happens. My next goal is to be done the sweater next week and show you the finished sweater in next week's blog post.

Sweater in progress
I started looking for a sock pattern on Ravelry to knit with the yarn I bought from the Milton farm craft fair. I found a pattern on Ravelry and I think they will be wonderful socks when completed using the yarn I bought. The pattern is for vanilla socks with toe-up and afterthought heel by Carle' Dehning. I am excited to try the toe-up method of knitting socks because I have never tried it and I am not too much a fan of the having to do the Kitchener stitch at the end of knitting socks.

Yarn for my next sock project

I need to start knitting more Christmas gifts soon as it is getting closer (61 days away!). I am thinking of taking a trip to Michael's shortly to pick up some yarn for these projects. I will probably only share the yarn I purchase, then leave photos of projects until after the gifts are given. I will also be starting the second stocking really soon once I am finished the sweater.

I am still reading Mercy For Animals by Nathan Runkle and it is so good but also very sad to read because of the uncovering of the treatment of farm animals. It is important to know the truth of how animals are treated and bring light to this important issue. I look forward to reading on and finishing this book this week.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, AsKatKnits for Unwraveled Wednesday, and The Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along.

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14 comments:

  1. I think you'll like knitting socks toe-up, not only because there is no stitching involved, also because no stitching at the toes means the socks feel nicer at your toes, and last but not least, you will never run out of yarn! Enjoy, I'm looking forward to the pictures.

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    1. Thank you Anja, I am looking forward to it! I think this way of knitting socks will be fun to try out. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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  2. That new sock yarn is going to make some awesome socks. I've only made one pair of toe ups. I liked the look, but I usually do cuff down. I don't mind kitchener.

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    1. Thank you Dee! yeah I am looking forward to trying it out! we'll see I might switch between the two if I like it.

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  3. So frustrating about the sweater. You are smart to take care of the problem right away. I tend to put things aside when they have mistakes and then I never get back to them!

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    1. Thanks, I have learned that it is easier to just take it apart and start over and not to let myself waste time wishing it were different like I have in the past. It never takes as long as we think it will to frog and re-do things anyways. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Good luck with your sweater! I just recently finished seaming a sweater, and once I was reminded of how to do it properly, all went well ... in the meantime though, not so much! :-)

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    1. Thank you Bridget! that is great the seaming went well for you. I figured it out and now both sides are seamed and I am done with seaming for awhile now.

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  5. Wow, your sweater is almost done! I'll be back next week to see it finished!

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    1. Yeah! I can't believe it is almost done myself. I will be posting the finished product on Thursday!

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  6. I have triaged my knitting list and I'm doing my best. Hopefully I'll get all that I want knitted up done in time. Lovely sweater!!

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    1. Yeah you will, you are so on the ball with all the Christmas knitting you need to do! I still need to start more gifts. Thank you! looking forward to being done the sweater and I am happy with it so far :)

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  7. Your sweater is looking wonderful Lisa. Good luck on your courses.

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    1. Thank you Meredith! thanks for stopping by!

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