It’s been a very steeky weekend!
I completed the front of the rainbow coat at the end of the week and was ready to knit the front bands. It occurred to me — why not steek the front bands?
Here is a front band steek — I picked up stitches along a front edge and then joined the top of the band to the bottom of the band with a steek:
Here is a front band completed:
A close-up of the bottom edge:
I knit a facing on the bnd and folded it under and sewed into place. I’ll use snaps instead of buttons for fasteners.
I just picked up stitches along the neck edge to knit the collar band — I’m steeking that too.
Once I finish the collar, all that remains are the sleeves.
And the rest of today is being spent in Frankenstorm preparations. I’ve got my battery-run radio, I’ve got my flashlights and lantern, plenty of non-perishable food and water, and of course plenty of knitting. Today is laundry and pay the bills day, just in case I’m left without power after the storm blows through.
Lucy is of course a big help!