I am trying to squeeze as much as I can in my weekend – meeting with dear friends, spending time with my family, cleaning and organizing the house, crafting. It has been a finishing-works-in-progress weekend so far.
The Textured Jacket by Shirley Paden from Vogue Knitting 2012/2013 that I started in September is in its final stages. It’s been a long time, but it was worth it! I am seaming the last sleeve.
It still looks messy at this stage, waiting for the last touches.
What a joy it was to get it off the needles and try it on – if fits perfectly and just the way I wanted it! So, my goal is to finish it this Sunday. The mornings are getting chilly enough to put it on.
As usual I am seaming it with the crochet hook – I use the basic slip stitch to put pieces together. If you are going to use this seaming technique, make sure that you use the hook of the appropriate size that won’t make the seams too tight, so the edges won’t pucker. Crochet hook makes the process much faster than a needle, the seam is flat and neat and it doesn’t feel like I am seaming, but crocheting.
I hope to finish one more project this weekend, that’s been in WIPs category for months. I am done with the seams and I am in the trimming the neckline stage now.
I am also very motivated to finish it, as I love everything about it – the yarn, the colors, the shape, the fit. And most of all – this project was beaten up by Odile, but I managed to recover it later. It’s a survivor! More about it later.
On a non-craft related note. The town is still recovering after Odile. Our house looks much better now, at least we’ve got all our windows installed. Slowly, but steadily life gets back to normal. It feels good.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend.