I don't really like to share what's going on in my life in very much detail, you guys don't want to hear about all that boring stuff, but I have to share that on Friday I was offered a position at my first choice graduate school program! I've been ecstatic because this means that I will not only have the opportunity to be in the perfect program but that I will also be moving to North Carolina, my favorite state!
In knitting-related news, I've hit a huge block with my colorwork sweater. After spending several hours yesterday attempting to seam the stupid thing, I have been unable to seam it in any way that does not make it look like crap. The pieces just don't want to fit together correctly!
I have always avoided traditionally constructed garments requiring seaming, simply because I have always felt as though there are better, more efficient methods. So, granted I started this project knowing full well that I would be required to seam.
I was lucky to stumble upon a couple of videos from Berroco on the subject which really helped:
Video on seaming shoulders:
Video on seaming set-in sleeve:
Through attaching the sleeve, ripping back, and then repeating several times, I have gotten quite good at making an attractive looking seam! Sadly, I still cannot seem to make the sweater look attractive no matter how hard I try.
After closely following Evelyn's cardigan adventures, I have decided to take a leaf out of her book and calmly let the sweater hibernate for a little while until I feel better equipped to deal with it.
Besides I have plenty of time to finish it to meet my Fiber Goals for 2012.