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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bohus and More Bohus

It's hard to believe that's a sweater, isn't it? Keep that picture in mind for when it's finished!

I decided it would be easier to work with if I started the seaming, instead of finishing the colorwork on the collar. Right now it is hard to do anything with ... it's impossible to turn it around to start a new row when it's in five different pieces! It just flops and tangles itself up.

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!


  1. Good for you on six 5K's!!

    I will have to look at the knitting closer; can't see the seam...

  2. Good job with the seams! I have to practise more on my seaming skills... Looking forward to see the sweater when it's done :)

  3. Your seams look great! The sweater is beautiful!

  4. The sweater will be gorgeous! As to the decreases/increases in a seam, always knit them one st in from the edge. So you will knit 1, ktog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, knit 1. Or you can change the placement of the decs as you like.

  5. Six 5Ks wow, good for you! I don't have much practice with seaming yet, and I don't generally like finishing work. I did seam a sweater for the first time recently, though, and it worked pretty well, I think. (Haven't posted about that yet ...)

  6. Congratulations on the 5K's! As they say, I may not be the fastest, but I'm lapping everyone sitting on the couch! Your sweater is interesting - can't wait to see it finished.

  7. Wow, the instructions are to join all of those pieces and start color work prior to seaming everything together? It looks like it could be an unruly octopus. ;-) I don't blame you for seaming first.

    Major kudos on your 5th 5k!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Oooooo...that sweater is going to be gorgeous!!!! I can never find the right place to seam with increases/decreases, either.

    Congrats on the run! You're a better woman than I!

  9. Ah, the magic of mattress stitch! The first time I did it I couldn't believe I had to sew from the right side, and then watched the seem just disappeared.

    Great job on the 5K's!


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