Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Scary Steeks!

After studying all the information I could find on the Internet and in my Library of books on the subject of "crochet steeks", I started one of the arm holes to my Andean Treasure Fair Isle Vest from KnitPicks.

Once that was completed ... well I pulled it out and did it again ...
and again ...

and once again. I wanted to be sure that it was done right.

Okay, I'm still a little nervous about this, ssooooo I steeked my original sample from the week before & CUT that first.

Well, not too bad... once my heart stopped pulsating [well not totally stopped, but slowed down, hehe] I took some pictures as you see here and then took the scissors out .... and now for the big test to my nerves.

Okay, not these scissors silly. It was recommended to use small embroidery scissors, which I did. I just thought I'd scare you with these from my sewing room.

Be still my heart!


Once I had a coffee [that's right, coffee ... no wine tonight] I delicately cut up the armhole steek and ...



Whalahoa ...

... a finished salvage edge!



Yippy it didn't fall apart.


Amazing!

[Read about the antics of Team MIT also.]


4 comments:

Jess said...

Go Rhonda!

Shelley said...

Hmm...I've been having some problems with your blog. I only get to read a portion of it before the words disappear on me and don't come back. The pictures stay fine, but the words are gone...

CarryFairie said...

GREAT job!!! You are giving me such encouragement! I am working on another knitpick vest (though I ordered this one as well) and will hopefully be doing the steeks this weekend. I had also planned to do the crochet steeks thanks to Eunny! :)

Can't wait to see your vest completely finished.

Anny said...

Woohoo! You did it! And it looks amazing indeed! I can't stop exclamating! It's just too cool!

(I really need to stop drinking coffee!)

Cheers!