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August 13, 2009

Thursday knitting day

A little sleeve on the bus ride home yesterday.

I'm almost finished knitting all the pieces of my red baby sweater, I have about an inch more to do on the final sleeve and then it's just all the finishing and so on. For this, my very first sweater, I obviously need a little help and hand-holding on the seaming technique and how to do all this and the book I am using, Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners (FOR BEGINNERS) gives the following help and detail on this important matter:

Join shoulders.

Yeah, that's it. That's the whole instruction. Awesome! Luckily I have two things on my side. First, my background is in sewing so I don't feel overly nervous about seaming from a garment-construction point of view and second ... today is Knit Secretly In The Conference Room Day and the guy who leads our group is an amazing knitter who has already made this sweater and he said he'd help me with all this finishing business. Thank goodness. Reading this pattern is like trying to decipher Cyrillic with one eye shut while on a bender.

And tonight after work all the folks who Knit Secretly In The Conference Room On Thursdays are going to walk down to a nearby restaurant for dinner and hanging out which normally would make me nervous (actually, I would usually just decline the invitation) but Corey and Work-Jennifer are going and I really am trying to make more of an effort not to become a complete antisocial hermit living in a cave.

So that's my Thursday. Somewhere in between I will complete a 92-page branding document, drink peppermint tea and annoy my coworkers. There you have it. Thursday.

Posted by laurie at August 13, 2009 10:02 AM