Last night I finished knitting the fourth and final piece of my latest sweater. I was itching to start seaming it right away, but knew better than to try to seam at night. “I’ll wait until morning,” I told Doug, “when I can see what I’m doing.”
Today is a holiday: I have no work and no obligations. I woke up late, poured myself a coffee, and sat down at the table to seam my sweater.
When I started out knitting, all of my sweaters were knit in piecework and seamed. It wasn’t until about ten years ago that I knit a sweater in one piece. Of the last ten sweaters I have knit, however, nine have been seamless! But seaming a sweater is like riding a bicycle, no?
Behold my first seam. I have sewn the back of one piece to the front of the other! Perhaps I should have just seamed this in the dark; I couldn’t have done worse.
Doug says that I should keep it this way and call it a design feature. Not a bad idea, but I think I’ll get back up on the bike and try again. Stay tuned for developments.