Monday, February 19, 2007

off the needles and on the Net...

Whenever I tell my partner I've finished another project, his first question is always; "Have you blogged it yet?"

He's right. As I'm getting close to completing something, I'm already thinking about how I'm going to photograph it so it's an interesting image, what am I going to say about it so it makes for interesting reading. There is just something so very satisfying about sharing your accomplishments with the broader community!

So, to that end, the Woodland Faerie Grotto cardigan for the Red Hill show is complete - just found the right buttons today. (never-ending quest of my life!) I have sewn and re-sewn this until I am 100% happy with my efforts. Others may look and think it not the best assembled piece ever seen, but I know it is the best I can do.


See, I detest sewing up my finished garments with a passion. I find it tedious, laborious and frustrating. It is invariably where I manage to turn a lovely piece of knitting into a home-made piece of crap. When I finish the knitting part, I want someone else (good) to come in and take it to completion. I am, however, vowing to work on my techniques this year, and take that "extra time and care" that is so obviously lacking (in my nature?!) I think I'll take one of those "finishing" classes at my LYS and see if that improves my disposition any...

and a little p.s.


now truly finished, Oatmeal Baby Hoodie's buttons.

5 comments:

jacqui said...

Very nice! Hope you bring home a nice blue ribbon to wave around!

Rose Red said...

I hate sewing up too. I've taken to converting things to knit in the round where I can, to avoid it as much as possible. Look at those lovely leaves on the bottom - I think knitted leaves are the cleverest things!

Rebecca said...

I'm exactly the same when it comes to finishing pieces. I never think my seams look neat enough (no matter how many times I redo them)! I've taken to knitting things in the round lately to reduce the amount of seams. By the way, the cardigan is gorgeous. Good luck!

Susan said...

Think the edge on the Woodland Faerie Grotto cardigan is fantastic (like the name too). Bet there is someone bursting to wear it after the Show. Love the finished Oatmeal Hoodie as well. Finishing is definitely a pain, and quite stressful. And the constant search for the 'perfect' buttons... goes on and on...

Katie said...

That looks fantastic, good luck!