I took hundreds of pictures. iPhoto (which I have used happily and error-free for literally years, by the way) took one look at the roll of steeking pictures TOTALLY FREAKED OUT and crashed, hard. This is all I have left to document the steeking experience.
The very first practice seam on the very first practice steek on my swatch.
I heartily apologize for the lack of photos. The sweater is fine, I’m in the process of sewing in the sleeves and doing the seeming-hundreds of small finishing tasks on it right now. It’s really a busy little sweater pattern. I’ve pompomed, I’ve hemmed, I’ve sewn and sewn and sewn. I hope to have an FO shoot to show you tomorrow or the next day.
Steeking was an interesting experience. I would do it again, but I wouldn’t say it was fun. I actually got a little sick to my stomach, looking at the ladybug sweater before making that first cut. But sewing knitted fabric wasn’t actually all that difficult, and it’s not like the seams need to be perfectly straight, since they won’t show in the end. So I guess the recap is: Not as bad as I feared, everything came out fine, but I did have a celebratory glass (or two) of champagne once it was finished because it was pretty nerve-wracking.
I finished the peapod set (holy CUTE, Batman!), and should have an FO shoot for that, as well. Hopefully tomorrow or the next day, because Wednesday night Jacob and I hop a plane to Maine, where I will have little internet access. We’ll be back the 20th, so keep blogland warm for me while I freeze my butt off! I’m looking forward to some great knitting on this trip, though. I should get to meet my best knitting friend from nursery school for a couple of knit-dates, and I’ll be knitting up my birthday silk from last year into Seraphim. I *can’t wait* to see this gorgeous stuff knit up!