Last night I decided I would try to get my Lacewing Bolero seamed before we went on holiday.
I started seaming away merrily, doing the side seam first. Hmm, not so easy to sew the sleeve in. Never mind. Then I had to stretch the sleeve seams to fit the armholes - strange, I thought, but carried on regardless.
One side done, all ends darned in neatly, time to try it on. Hmm, seems weird - the armhole is a little tight and the neckline seems very wide - almost to my shoulders, and there seems to be an odd straight bit at the neckline before the v-neck starts.
So I took it off and had a good look at it. The cogs in my brain slowly whirred into life. What a plonker. I've sewed in the sleeves as if they were raglan when in fact they are set-in. That wide neckline and odd straight neck shaping is actually the shoulder seams that I've forgotten to seam together! No wonder the sleeves wouldn't fit properly - the sleeve cast-off is supposed to be joined to the armhole edges. Duh! Needless to say it won't now be finished before we go on holiday.
Moral of this merry tale - think about what you're doing and seam your shoulders first!
On a happier note, here's my progress so far with the Luxury Tweed Textured Cardigan. It's very slow - about 7 minutes for each pattern row (2 in every 4), but the result is very rewarding. I contemplated ditching it as it's going to take ages, but I do love the finished look and feel - firm yet soft. Guess I'll just have to be patient with this one!
Yesterday I received my September issue of Sandra magazine. The usual mix of "Oooh!"s and "Aarrgghh!"s. I adore the main cover design, but I can't seem to find the specified yarn in the colour used yet, so I may have to substitute.
I also love this design - I seem to be strangely drawn to boleros at the moment. At least this one has a warmer look to it.
And finally I do like this one - a funky aran knit.
I think my wishlist has overdosed!