I spent Saturday morning, in bed, doing this:
Yes, that is me going against all natural instincts and cutting my knitted work. Steeking is fun…ish. I am still nervous that the whole garment will unravel in a mess of aqua and navy but it seems to be holding up just fine now. I am so close to being done with the vest and will hopefully have finished pictures up soon. I am beginning to feel better about the length but I can’t really be sure until I try it on. I refuse to try it on until I am all finished. This drives sister/roommate Kara crazy because she desperately wants me to try it on. I think I might have put it on last night after I bound off the neck band but I didn’t want to give in to her incessant pleading. It is my vest and I will try it on when I say.
In other news…thanks to zeneedle’s post today, I learned about the Estes Park Wool Market in nearby Colorado and Kara and I decided on the spur of the moment that we are going. Yea! I am so excited! It will be my first of these types of events and I am excited to walk around and see what is there. I think Kara is most excited to take pictures of llamas so she can be a cool llama-pictures-in-her-post-blogger. Either way it is going to be great fun.
The following 5 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
i have never done steeking before (not game enough as yet) but fingers crossed it doesn’t all unravel for you! can’t wait to see it when it’s done. and definately do not(!) give into the pleading. it’s fun to make people wait… :0) x
This is the last time you’ll be worried about cutting a steek…you’ll see how magical it can be. You’ll have a super time at Estes!
I’ve never tried steeking. Sounds scary, so I’ll live vicariously through your project. Smile.
I want to go too! I think it’s totally cool you two can take off and go on road trips. Have fun!
you are so brave! I have never done this, in many years of knitting. and alone too!
woo.it looks good.