So, for those of you meeting up on the third Thursday of September at Cheesetique…(for the Knit-a-Gogo Knitalong) you will be able to seam the left and right, back and arms of the sweater before starting your hood. Be sure to have them blocked and ready to go. Once we seam the shoulders, we can set in the sleeves and then seam up the sides.
I have half of the sweater seamed up (I needed a break from web stuff yesterday) and I started in on the hood, hoping that I would have enough yarn. With one entire ball left (to work the ribbed button hole edging), I have completed the hood. (What a relief! I didn’t really want to have to beat up Stephanie and steal another ball of yarn)
The directions say to bind off the hood stitches and seam up or to use the three needle bind off to seam it up. I decided that I hate seams on hoods and that I would graft the two sides together. (I think this was in part because I ate an apple fritter from Starbucks, an iced latte, and then a key lime cheesecake in the last five hours)
Then I realized that if I were knitting another row, it would be the cable row for the cable that runs up the front edges of the hood. So THEN I decided that I would work the cable while grafting it. WHAT?! Who let me use knitting needles today? Get me away from the yarn. So here I am grafting my hood. I hate grafting. We know this.
It totally friggin worked. Course, the cables don’t come together the way they should but that is because the pattern has each side twisting a different way, but oh well, it is still waaay cuter than having a seam!
Do NOT ask me to do this again in September. I will refuse