Yarn Along

Yarn Along 3.19.14

I sort of hit a knitting wall this weekend. I have one child’s-sized sweater all pieced (the one in the photo) and another one ready to piece, but lately I have not been happy at all with the way the seams are coming out. I can’t seem to get the seams – well – seamless, and this problem is maddening because I used to do it all the time, without even trying very hard. (Says the thirty-eight year-old. About everything.)

I’m ready to go back to scarves. Or maybe felted slippers, so that at least the seams in the finished product will be shrunken down and almost invisible. I know I could knit sweaters in the round, but I’m not a fan of knitting in the round. I tolerate it for neckbands, barely.

I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which I imagine may surprise some readers. It’s not quite my usual fare, but actually I bought this book when it was first published and have been very interested in reading it ever since. I’m about 150 pages in and am enjoying it quite a lot. I don’t know exactly why I’m enjoying it. I do enjoy reading about quirky geniuses. Jobs reminds me a lot of Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild. Right now I’m reading about the early to mid ’80’s, when Jobs is leading a team of Apple employees to build the first Macintosh. I’m intrigued by the way all of this was going on just a few miles away from where I was growing up more or less oblivious to computers. I’m sure I’ll have more to say when I’ve finished the book.

Yarn Along is hosted as always by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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6 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Now, see, I’m the complete opposite. I like seamless sweaters knit in the round. I hate to sew up seams and will do anything in my power to find a way to knit a sweater with virtually no seams.

    • bedstrom says:

      I’ve had so many people tell me that. I find circular needles really annoying. I don’t exactly like sewing seams, but I’ve never had such trouble with them as I’m having now. Not sure what’s up with that.

  2. Donna says:

    Ugh – I hate seaming. I hate it so much I shy away from any sweater that needs them. I guess I will have to get over that one day.

  3. CathieJ says:

    Maybe you just need to look up a YouTube video as a refresher. I just learned how to sew seams (at 54) and I have to say my seams are quite invisible. I watched some videos and am so happy with the results.

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