Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Step Away from the Steeks
Then I checked the online tutorials by Eunny and Elinor, and realised that I had only pulled the yarn through the stitches once, not twice. So I ripped it out, and put it away in disgust.
I ended up sitting on the draughty windowsill trying to see my stitches. I was becoming quite concerned by my foggy vision. This is the result of two hours of chilly effort. (It was 2 degrees C when we walked the dog a little later...)
A machine-stitched steek would be less bulky... but the sleeve top is too narrow to manoeuvre its length under the presser-foot unless... unless I cut the steek before I sew?
Does anyone know about steeks? Can I safely slice before I sew? It is pure wool so it will definitely felt a bit when washed, but what if it unravels before I get the machine stitching in place? And why are the tops of the sleeves steeked anyway?
I put it away. No more daylight for me til the weekend.
I made twelve jars of ruby grapefruit marmalade instead!