Monday, October 8, 2007

Blocked and Seamed

So my mission on Friday was to block my CPH. I took my sister's wonderful advice and pinned the pieces to my mattress. This worked perfectly, and really, I don't know why I didn't think of it myself. What's also great with this is that with steam blocking them on the mattress, everything will be dry in time for you to put the sheets back on the bed and hunker down for a good night's sleep!

I didn't get a chance to seam the shoulders together this weekend, so after I got home from work and the gym tonight I made it a priority. I used Shameka's idea of single crocheting the pieces together. I am very happy with the results. Using this technique made things a bit easier for me, since I dislike seaming with a passion. I'm sure the more I do it the more it will agree with me (hopefully).

Now I am working on the hoodie. I've picked up all the stitches and have worked five pattern rows. We'll see how it goes this week!


  1. Woohoo! You are on the home-stretch now. It's lookin' good. You'll fly through the seaming, I promise. Matress stitching the sleeves is a breeze on properly blocked pieces. (The sides won't roll into themselves now.) Can't wait for the f.o. pics.

  2. Very, very nice. I am glad to see that I was able to steer you in the right direction with the seaming. You don't have far to go. Neither do I. Finished my button band this past weekend. :-)

  3. Yippee- it looks good. Where was Shameka for my seaming???? I've got the hood done and started the button band last night... so close and yet so many seams away!

    You're not kidding about the quickness of blocking on the mattress. A ceiling fan makes it even faster.

  4. Ooh!! I really like the color of you CPH. Shameka inspired me to get back into knitting my CPH. So much so that that I finished the fronts, the sleeves. Blocked and seamed the back and fronts. Now I am knitting the hood. Woo hoo!! I am gonna finish this baby by this weekend!!!

    Good luck on your CPH!!!