Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dale of Norway - Park City

IT IS DONE!!!! One year of knitting, five months of procrastination, and two months of finishing and it's finally done!I searched the net and every book I had to read up on steeking. I did the crocheted steek...and backed it up with machine stitching around the steek before I cut.
My stress level was pretty high at this point.
That wasn't so bad. I am SO glad I machine stitched because with the two colours of yarn, the crochet edge was wanting to pull away from the sweater leaving unraveling edges. Always machine stitch!!
I added my daughter's name and the year to the collar to, hopefully, prevent someone from accidentally acquiring it.
The finished placket. The pattern had a zipper and we liked the clasps much better.
I finished the inside with grosgrain ribbon.
The back. So I have been there and done that. I don't feel the need to do another. I really like sweaters that are done when you finish knitting and nothing to put together!! Amen!

The End!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Bad!

I know it's been ages since I posted anything at all! Well, things are starting to heat up again and there will be plenty of posting over the next few months. I'm off to Maine in three weeks for my daughter's wedding!!!

What do you think of when Maine is mentioned? Blueberries! Well, that's one thing that comes to mind. These were just picked by moi only 10 minutes ago. The first blueberries from our own bush. Yes, that was singular and it's taken about five years to get these.It's blueberry pancakes in the morning!
Ciao....or is it chow? :-)