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Tres Chic Veronique


Proxima Estacion: Esperanza

I just need one little nudge to push me into action. You see, I have 2 items that are completely knitted. I just need to seam them. (Yup, I said the S word!).
I'm under the impression that we all feel ambivalent about seaming.... (It's not just me, right? Right?!)

Now, don't get me wrong: I get a smug sense of satisfaction when a sleeve seam actually matches up. Come on, it's tricky! Although I *know* there's the same number of rows on each side of the same sleeve, I'm still afraid that while seaming I might miss a row or 2, and then my sleeve would look lopsided.
And of course, the entire time I'm knitting, I'm daydreaming about how wonderful my knitted garment will look like on me.
So you'd think that I'd look forward to seaming. But seaming is hard work: you can't just plop yourself on the couch with the TV on and seam. You have to be seated at a table, you need good lighting, good posture, and you need to *focus*. Seaming is the last step: you take a deep breath, dive in, and you will find out if all that knitting was worth it. It is no surprise that knitters fear seaming so much.

So, perhaps I can shame myself by puttting up pictures of these 2 almost-completed items: my Phildar purple bolero and my Phildar Caban Marine. Maybe the guilt of having the pics up here will push me to actually seam them. I've tried them on already and they fit fine.

In the meantime, I've been working on other projects. Unfortunately, I'm not having good knitting karma right now. My idea for this post was to whine about my lack of seaming, then balance that with an FO. Unfortunately for you, that's not going to happen. I've been knitting furiously since friday, when I scored some GGH Mystik on sale at The Point. See this cute Phildar tank top?
Yeah, well, don't get too attached to it. It's super tiny. Stupid gauge. Rip! (Or should I say RIP?).

**Anybody out there a Manu Chao fan? He rocked Prospect Park monday night! Anyway, I thought that his song title "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza" (ie "Next Stop: Hope") encapsulated my feelings right about now. I can only hope that the next stop will be better.

Edited to add: OK, I have to whine just a little bit more. I called IK to ask where in the world is my Fall issue? Everyone and their mother got theirs, but where's mine? They estimate I will receive it Aug 19th. Next sat. Next sat?! Argh.
I also asked about a book I bought during their Hurt Book sale. They told me it takes 3 weeks for shipping. Double argh.

By Veronique
On Monday, August 07, 2006
At 8/07/2006 02:06:00 PM