WIP Wednesday!

[News from my stats: if you Google "scratchy wool fetish" my blog comes up third.  Third!  Why on earth, incidentally, would anyone have a scratchy wool fetish?  Eh, to each his own....]

Last weekend was very productive knitting-wise:

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Yes, that's the cardigan's collar, finished, but not blocked.  Can you believe that it took most of a skein to do that collar?  I may not block it, because I like the way the ribbing draws in the neckline, and I'm afraid of flattening the collar too much.

If you're keeping track, the buttons still need to be sewn to the front.  I realized last night, that before I do the very last step of sewing the buttons (the buttons are my traditional last step to cardigan making) I must reinforce the shoulder seams.

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I used the three-needle bind off to attach the shoulder seams.  I like this technique because it creates an even, tight seam, but with a with a heavy yarn it needs reinforcement.  What's a knitter to do?  Crochet those seams, that's what.

Once I reinforce those seams with some single crochet, I'll be ready for those buttons. 

This means that my cardi will be done for my trip to NYC this weekend!  Yes, I'm going down to Central Park to see the gates--and maybe do a little shopping.  I need more yarn like I need a hole in my head, but a few unusual accent skeins, or an accessory or two might be okay.

I'm going with a non-knitter, and I figure that I can get in one, maybe two stores before he cottons onto what I'm doing and protests.  Hey! New Yorkers, Habu and Tinsel Trading are on my list.  Any others?

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wow, your seams are beautifully done!

That's so funny! I'm coming up there to spend money! I haven't been to either place, so no comments from me. The cardigan looks great - hope to see it in person.

I'm so glad you found the Tinsel Trading site; I had such a great time in there! You will be wanting to trim the Gates! Have a blast!

Purl, in Soho. You must go to Purl.

i've heard frighteningly good things about seaport yarns
(cash and check only, i think, check their website). its down near water street.

i'd skip knitny (the cafe/yarn shop), but DEFINITELY go to school products. oh, how i love school products.

 

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