It's hard to believe that's a sweater, isn't it? Keep that picture in mind for when it's finished!
That, and while it was in five different pieces, it seemed as if I'd made the back longer than the fronts ... this worried me so badly that I had to stop and pin it down and make sure everything matched!
I think the sleeves will be a mite short. Otherwise, the dimensions look okay.
I got out my favorite book of finishing techniques ...
And got to work.
To me it seems counter-intuitive to seam on the right side, but that's the way to do it for side seams.
It amazes me how the seam just vanishes.
Except for the lighter color, where decreases made it hard to find the right spot to insert the needle (I make the clumsiest decreases ... it's embarrassing).
I know it's not even (the light part where it joins) but I can live with it this way!
In other news, this past weekend I ran my sixth 5k for the year. I normally post stuff like this on the fitness blog I share with my two friends, but I am so pleased with myself I wanted to add it to this blog as well. Six 5ks! Last year I mostly walked just one 5K. Before that, none. This year I've done two in Columbia; two more sponsored by my workplace; one in nearby Catonsville; and one in Gettysburg (it was too hot for me to run much of that one). I have one more scheduled for 1 December with my running friend from the fitness blog (who just finished her 2nd half-marathon and I don't know how many 5ks this year).
I didn't do very well for my age group, but I beat Miss Pink Shirt and Ponytail, who appears to be quite a bit younger than I am, so I got that going for me.
Petunia reminds you to stop by Tamis Amis for Work-In-Progress Wednesday!