I have finished the body of my vest. I’m calling it the no sew vest because I am going to use a three needle bind off to join the shoulders and pick up stitches to knit the button band, collar and the ribbing around the the armhole. I will only have to sew on the buttons.
It did strike me as a little odd to me that I spend a great deal of my life sewing, and really, I do enjoy it but I hate having to seam up anything knitted. I finally realized this has nothing to do with sewing. It’s simply a lack of patience over eagerness. I hate having lots of little fiddly details leftover after I’ve finished the fun part. It’s the draggy boring bit in between knitting and wearing. I feel the same way about weaving in the ends or long car trips across Utah.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Is it done yet? Is it done yet?
This is not something unique to my knitting experience either. I used to have the same issues with sewing: I would go to great lengths to figure out how to avoid any form of hand finishing.
Today, in the costume shop, I usually hand the garment off to a stitcher to finish. Road trips are better if you’re the one in control of the car.
Things are still blooming and producing pollen:
but we had a big rain which made a lot of things drop their blossoms and leaf out all at once.
I might just maybe be able to get my car washed soon.