Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sleeves are done

I discovered that you can add the sleeves after the sides are seamed up. Phew! Now to cast on and make the cuffs. Almost there!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I just realized I did not sew in the sleeves before doing the side seams. Do you think I can insert the sleeves w/o pulling the seams?

It's starting to look like something

I have sewed up the shoulder seams and side seams so I can finally start checking for fit. It looks pretty good so far!

Using "Stich and Bitch" for seaming guidance, I fake grafted the shoulder seams (page 77) and used the mattress stick to bring the sides together (page 74). Be careful to check the side seams as you go because one could be longer than the other. The advice the book offers is to take one running bar on the short side and two on the long side to catch up. But you won't have to do it for the length of the seam so keep checking as you go.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My goal is to finish seaming the Auburn Camp Shirt this long weekend.

I finished knitting more than a month ago, before Christmas I think, but the finishing on this sweater seemed so daunting. It involves sewing seams and also more knitting, like the collar and the cuffs on the sleeves.

But I am tired of finishing sweaters at the end of their season. I want to wear this in the spring!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

It Is Done!!!!!

I Finished my Shirt about 1 1/2 weeks ago, and finally have time to post about it. I really enjoyed working on this top, and love the yarn. I don't think I would ever wear this without some kind of top underneath.

As you can see in the pic below,the cuffs have a bit of floppage going on. The yarn doesn't have enough body for the weight of the buttons. I think I will re-do the cuffs and make it overlap (more like a waistband), and sew the buttons back on. Otherwise I will always be fiddling with the flopping cuffs.

On to the next project!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thanks to the Olympics...

I am making some progress on the back of the sweater.

Almost finished

I posted pictures of my latest progress on my blog - I had bought an extra ball of yarn and was still a few hundred yards short. I have 1 1/2 sleeve cuffs to go and I and FINISHED!!!!! THen on to the next sweater!