Sunday, March 11, 2007

And It Only Took Five Years

I'm teaching a series of knitting classes this summer from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies and I just finished knitting my first sample.

Umm, no, knitting the sample didn't take me five years. It took me about three days. And it still needs a ribbon in the back and a pair of booties to match. I've made this particular pattern (the Classic Cashmere Sweater -- although I've never used cashmere for a baby... or at all...) at least eight or nine times. Maybe more.

But never have I seen a seam the likes of this one.

Or this one.

And look at this underarm seam! It looks like a three needle bind off!

But it's not.

And it only took me five years to figure out how to do a proper seam. It's sad and happy all at the same time.


Sherry said...

Those are some beautiful seams!! Can I send you mine to do:)

Karen said...

I've been knitting for about 20 years and my seams are still crap!

Joy said...

Will you be writing a seam tutorial for us? You can pair it up with that dissertation on toe-up vs cuff-down socks and how to knit backwards. ;)

grins said...

Oh, Karen, thank you! I've NEVER knitted and my seams have always been crap, too! Hugs to you -- Mom Higgins

Brenda said...

Brooke, my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw those pictures. I'm not kidding. I'm saving my money to fly out for a seaming lesson.

Lisa said...

Have I mentioned lately that you are my hero? But not the wind beneath my wings. Just to be clear on that.