Thank you for all the kind comments and email about my third blog-i-versary. I appreciate them all very much.
Yep, I sucked it up and sewed miles of lace edging on to Deli Friday night. This process was aided by several margaritas and half a chocolate bunny. It is my experience that tequila and chocolate ease any boring task.
I mentioned last week that I used mattress stitch to sew the lace on. We did attempt to take a couple of photos of the process.
On the right side, I slide the needle under a stitch, right above the cast on edge at the bottom edge of the sweater.
Then I slide the needle under a stitch at the straight edge of the edging.
Pull the yarn tight. Repeat forever.
When I make my way up the side front of the sweater, I slide the needle in-between the first and second stitch of the edge of the sweater. Doing so makes the edges turn to the inside, so you always get a smooth seam.
After sewing on the lace I knitted the two i-cord ties and sewed them to the fronts of the sweater.
Here’s the completed Deli.
And a close-up of the sleeve.
It was late Friday night when I was done, but I did cast on for the Debbie Bliss Tennis Sweater (Design number 18 in the new Vogue Knitting). As I mentioned last week, I’m using Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere, in pale pink with pale green as the accent color.
How very preppie of me.
Here’s the progress on the back so far.
By the way, I hate the time change. So does Lucy.
And this is for Kim: