Four little words…

… that struck fear into my heart recently:

“Join right shoulder seam.”

I know that my fear of seaming is completely irrational — it’s not that difficult, rarely takes as long as I think it will and usually ends well — but for some reason, it’s still the number one reason why it takes me so long to finish any project that needs it.

Feeling a little guilty about the amount of knitting that I’ve been doing for me whilst Steven’s argyle jumper has been languishing unfinished, I decided this week that I was just going to have to be brave and get on with it. I got out my trusty Vogue Knitting, followed their instructions for an “invisible horizontal” seam and tah-dah!

Argyle jumper - in progress

I know it doesn’t exactly look “invisible” but trust me, that’s a really neat seam.

Argyle jumper - in progress

Having successfully conquered the seam, I ploughed on and knitted the neckband.

Argyle jumper - in progress

Next up are the armbands and then:

Join left shoulder seam and neckband seam.

Join side seams with mattress stitch.

It’s taken 3½ weeks to get past “Join right shoulder seam”, any bets on how long it will take me to build up the courage to attempt that little section?

2 thoughts on “Four little words…

  1. You could try one of those little baby blanket things made up of many squares – if anything gets you over the ‘I’m no good at grafting/sewing seems’ then that would! Not sure if I’d want to go to measures as drastic as that myself though…

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