ok, so the last post wasnt really riveting reading. sorry about that. note to self: dont write blog posts while still delirious with exhaustion, dehydration and sunburn!
it has taken a few days to recover actually, and i was off work today with some weird kind of rash. so i took the chance to attack the seaming of the mountain view cardigan again.
its taking me so long because its so bloody hard. i want to do it justice, so i dont want to rush, but i am not known for my patience when it comes to finishing. so i am just doing little bits at a time. last week i grafted the two shoulders together (rather than the 3 needle cast off as per the pattern, because jody said grafting would look better. i think she was right!). today i sewed in the first arm, using mattress stitch. i had to get the book out to remind me how to do it,
and i am not that thrilled with the way the cast off edges form seams as opposed to the straight stocking stitch edges (which are much more invisible). and i could not avoid some puckering around the top of the shoulder (i did it from the back first though so it wont be so obvious). if anyone has any tips for sewing in shoulders i’d be glad to hear them! anyway, it is starting to take shape:
and yes, i am worried that its too big. but let us not think of that right now. tonight i return to featherweight and mindless stress free acres of stocking stitch.