Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I CAME, I SAW, I .................................!

The kids got picked up today by grammy and grampy. I was supposed to be working on the school room, preparing for some hand-me-down desks from my aunt. Cleaning, sorting, rearranging etc. Instead, I took a nap and knit for an hour. Before long I had this:

Not much to look at. What you are seeing is a GORGEOUS, prime alpaca sweater (natural colored, of course). But wait. Catie.... there is a "small" problem there.

You are exactly right. I can't even fit my fist through the head opening. What is wrong? Off to my handy dandy sewing machine. Where I promptly broke a needle (I was a tad overzealous), learned how to dig out alpaca from a 20th century machine, change a needle and rethread the whole thing. Mind you, I have never worked that much with this appliance... and swiftly continued sewing.

A few snips. It went so quickly, and there you have it. A beautiful shot of my 30 something decolletage. No silly, my new v-neck sweater. Raglan. Fits nice. It was hot out there on the porch considering it is 85 and the alpaca.



Nikki said...

woo hoo!! It's beautiful!

IndigoMuse said...

You are one brave woman! Steeking AND taking pictures in a wool sweater in 85 degree weather :)

Diana said...

Such a brave soul you are. Just not afraid of anything are you? So, this wasn't originally designed to steek? You just did it?

Dani said...

Congrats Catie!

KnitNana said...

Yup. I'd say BRAVE, too.
(especially on conquering the sewing machine *wink*)

Betriska said...

You STEEKED?????? THat is totally awesome! Yet another reason to adore you!

:o) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

great job! If that were me it would have either been frogged or put in the closet until I figured out what to do with it.

Caps said...

Hey, got your blog link thru the Blog Train on Ravelry.

Way to go on the steeking. It terrifies me to my very core. I vow never to steek. Ever.

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

WTG on steeking!!!!!
Hey from the Ravelry group about commenting on blogs, too!

Deb said...

I love the pictures of the praying mantis. Beautiful sweater too. I haven't tried steeking ---yet.
dswgr6 on Ravelry.

MusicRaven said...

Awesome sweater! Great that you were able to fix it. Love your blog.