Saturday, March 28, 2015

Seamin', Seamin', Seamin'

That's right, ladies and gents, we have seaming!

Cardboard Cafe wip
I was rather not looking forward to this bit, so after I found the front pieces of my Cardboard Cafe blocked and dried this morning, I grabbed a cup of joe and hunkered down to it.  It took a few tries to figure out the best seaming method, but I managed to get the once side of it finished.

Starting the second (of anything) can always be a pain, as I'm sure you can commiserate.  So I made myself a cuppa my favourite tea (vanilla Earl Grey), put on my favourite movie (Persuasion), and curled up in my favourite sunny spot near the flowers I bought myself for my b-day this week, and got to it.  By the time the movie was finished, I had the whole thing seamed.  WOOHOO!

Seaming view
It looks like it's going to fit really well too, although it's really loose at the back neck.  I think I'll just pick up less stitches across that section to tighten it up a bit.  I was worried about that, actually, since this sweater has a ridiculous amount of ease, and as with many patterns, the front and back are designed the same size - that doesn't work well when you carry more width across the front, with a larger bust and all.  But I'll figure it out!

Button choice for Cardboard Cafe
I can already tell that this is going to be my best sweater yet!


  1. Beautiful sweater! Your quilt looks wonderful too.

  2. Yay! If I lived near you, we could have a seaming party. I think I watched Mean Girls while I seamed mine- that's not my favorite movie. I just remembered that when I finished my button band and collar, it seemed kind of loose and floppy behind my neck. But after blocking it fits fine. I think this sweater conforms pretty well to a body and the weight of it might help you too. I like your idea to pick up fewer stitches.