Shearer Step Twelve - Seaming

With only one cuff left to knit last Thursday evening I ran out of washed wool. With holiday outings cramming the weekend it was not until late Saturday evening that I had a rolled ball of clean yarn and could knit the cuff and block the sleeves. (I left the body of the sweater out of the Soak Bath immersing only the sleeves) I couldn't get to seaming until after dinner last night.

I worked outwards from the underarm down sleeves and then body. It took a few attempts through some sections to get something roughly symmetrical and tidy but I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Then, of course, there were the few ends to deal with before finally affixing my little label onto the collar.

The DKC Work of our Hands Fashion Show is this Wednesday so I made it (just!) within my planned timeline! (Queue the Hallelujah Chorus!)

Unfortunately neither the sweater nor either of us will be at or in the show as I have to head to NYC tomorrow until the end of the week with Number One Son. (Hudson will not be pleased!) We'll have to take Shearer to a regular DKC meeting Show and Tell in the New Year instead.

Thank you for all your wonderful expressions of moral support over the past 51 days of knitting. I had to push this one through, at times leaning heavily on your heartfelt and informed encouragement!

Now I just need to wrangle a model for some FO shots!

 As ever, thanks so much for dropping by!


Can You Tell?

I'm not posting until Shearer is done. So, so close now. Just a few inches left. Block the sleeves, two side seams to sew....unfortunately I have to go out tonight - 'tis the season after all.

Nonetheless...so, so close and you'll be the first to know when it goes from WIP to FO!