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7:19 PM

It's been a crazy week....as usual. We survived the big snow storm and the kids have been enjoying the sledding and playing in all the snow. I have been curled up next to my woodstove knitting away on my sweater vest. The colorwork in this vest was a  lot of fun and now it just needs a blocking and I can get ready to steek. I say that with just a tad bit of fear in my voice as I have never .....ever....taken scissors to my knitting before. I am busy watching videos and reading articles and trying to decide on my plan of attack before I actually do this. Have you steeked before? Do you have any recommendations for me? I'm hoping to begin the process this weekend!



I also finished my Reyna Shawl. This pattern is a free one on Ravelry. A great pattern for a colorful skein of yarn.


No new books this week. I'm hoping to find some good reviews as I hop around the Yarn Along and see what everyone else is reading. Happy knitting!!!



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8 comments

  1. beautiful colorwork!! gorgeous! and I want to knit that shawl pattern, soon very very soon...

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  2. Beautiful colorwork! Good luck with the steeking. I'd be terrified too!

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  3. oo first steek, how exciting. I've only done it once and it was quite fun by the end. Enjoy! It's looking lovely already

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  4. Wow, love your colour work! I've never tried steeking and I'm so curious how you'll do! Please keep us posted. And good luck!!

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  5. That is simply gorgeous. I love how those colors go together. I have never steeked. I don't know how to sew and I'm pretty sure you have to do that somewhere along the way.

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  6. What a beautiful yoke on your sweater. Would enjoy reading about your steeking. I hope it's a success!

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  7. Steeking is easy, really! I sew all my steaks and have never had a mess up. Two rows of sewing down each edge and you are done. Small stitch length is a must. Mine are secure enough that I trim very close to the edge and reduce the bulk behind the button bands. If you need photos of my finished edges just ask.

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