Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finishing up

Thank you for the nice comments on my last post about my shrug - it was a real relief to get something wearable after all. I always have niggly doubts about projects while I'm knitting them, as generally it will be the first time that I am using a pattern and even though I can measure pieces against myself you never really know how garments are going to fit until you finally try them on.

There has been a big change in the weather, the frosts and chill have been replaced by wet and windy weather, so today has been spent cosily indoors - drinking tea, sewing up the school jumper for Feed the Children that I've been working on and listening to Victorian murder stories.

I don't know of many people that like sewing up as much as I do, most knitters of my aquaintance seem to detest it, but I like the process of turning those separate, unidentifiable pieces of knitting into a finished thing. The raglan sleeves on this pattern provided nice neat edges to follow. Hopefully I'll get the collar knitted on and the last seam sewn up this evening.

Raglan seam

5 comments:

K @ Tidewater Knits said...

Ooh, gorgeous colour and the seaming looks so neat.

I like sewing up, too. I don't find it tedious--I find it immensely satisfying to make the whole project come together. I wasn't quite as enamoured with seaming until I taught myself mattress stitch, and that was just magic. =D

So! You're not alone. Although there may be only two of us. >_>

Lin said...

I have learnt to find sewing up not sooo bad! I have to make sure I don't rush.

Anna said...

It's a great colour and your seam looks really good! I don't have a problem with sewing, but it can be quite tedious I find, but I do agree with you that it's exciting to create the finished item!

modelwidow said...

If I could sew up as neatly as you then I probably wouldn't mind it half as much!
Sounds a lovely way to spend the day and it's a very worthwhile cause to knit for.

Fiona said...

That is beautiful, neat sewing up. Nice shot too.

I hate sewing up, but you knew that.