Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankfully Seaming it Together

Today was a hectic frantic day trying to get everything organized for Thanksgiving dinner for 18 tomorrow.  Don't get me wrong, I love hosting our family  - Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for both me and Mr. VK.  But pulling it all together, cleaning the house, and this year trying to paint our den all at the same time will stress out anyone - as I am so sure many of you can attest to.

So today, in the midst of all the chaos, I made myself sit down and do a bit of seaming on the Thankful sweater.  I grafted the two halves of the top/sleeve together and began to feel the soothing effect of the rhythm of grafting sink in.  Yes, I said grafting is soothing.   Nothing to be afraid of.  There, I said it.  Somehow, grafting or kitchener got a bad wrap.   It is not hard to do.

Next, I seamed up the sleeves from the cuff to the underarm.  Good old mattress stitch, with a selvage stitch on each side, and it works like a charm.  Again - easy.  Anyone, yes, anyone can do it. 

OK, enough seaming cheer leading - go forth and seam.  I am going back to marinate the turkeys and put together the sweet potato casserole.

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