Thursday, August 17, 2006

3 Needle Bind-off






























Where has this technique been all my life? I can't believe I did this for the first time last night. What a great seam. It beats grafting as far as I'm concerned. The side seams call for the mattress stitch as you would imagine, and while I didn't have any trouble with that for the little multi-color baby sweater, I just couldn't get it to look right on this one. It was almost like it was the yarn that wouldn't cooperate. Tonight the plan is to try to figure out what I was doing wrong, if anything. I almost sewed it up with backstitch to get it done, but I decided to be patient and look at it again tonight. (definitely not like me)

Tonight is housework night because beginning tomorrow, it's all about watching Colin. My son-in-law's sister is getting married and they have a big weekend ahead. We'll watch him tomorrow during the rehearsal and dinner and then take him to the wedding on Saturday in his little kilt (and totally awesome highland socks) and then he's all ours until Sunday morning. I hope I have the stamina for all this! He's still not sleeping very well.

I want to get all my projects finished and start a lace shawl. I am determined. I can't get it out of my head and I am going to beat this thing if it's the last thing I do. I'd love to be able to take one to the beach in October but I don't think that's going to happen. I can have the trellis and vine shawl done by then but that's not really what I want. Why is lace so easy for some and so difficult for others???

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

I love the 3 needle bind off!! It is nice, isn't it??

Good luck with the lace shawl. Nora is knitting one, and so is our friend Connie...but Connie knits them all. the. time!

Donna said...

I am doing lace too! I am determined. I have not had much luck so far. Right now I am working on convertible and it is going well. I will send you a pic and it will be on my blog as well.

Jackie said...

i think lace is difficult too.

also i think cuz you hit your head it is even more difficult.

hope all goes well this weekend.

LaurieG said...

Good luck with the lace! Knitty has some nice patterns. Stitch markers are crucial, IMNSHO!

shell said...

Hey if I can do it anyone can! Lace is just trying to scare you..its easy! You can beat this thing into submission! Honest!
Just give me a holler if you need help!