Sunday, September 7, 2008

What?! Just spell it out

Okay, I’ve had it. I’m now seeking help. When a pattern says to “sew edges together”, do they mean with a whip stitch, thread and needle, or some other stitch? Okay if it is supposed to be with needle and yarn, do you thread the yarn through front and back on both edges? How ambiguous is the comment “sew edges together”!? It’s been driving me nuts! I feel like a dog running around chasing my tail. So, I’m new. I understand how to read a pattern, but patterns I’ve used up until know TOLD me how to “sew edges together.” So now I’m working on a pattern that just says, sew edges together. So I go and look up the different ways to accomplish this. And let me just tell, I’ve just confused myself even more. You can single stitch pieces together, you can slip stitch them together, and then there is the whip stitch. On top of that you have the choice to either stitch just the front loops or back loops…..or both. So, I guess my true question is, “When do you use different techniques?”

Okay with that said, another question comes to mind. When putting multiple squares together for an afghan, what would be a good technique to get a smooth seem between squares? Well, right now I’ve been making High School color beanies for the local football fans. I’m also working on some scarves to go with them. Football is a BIG deal here in my town. Everyone goes nuts during the fall season. The local 2 high schools are big rivals and have one many, many state championships. I don’t keep up with it as much as I should. I guess when my kids get into high school it will be different. Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Seminoles, and Florida Gators are popular college teams locally too. Those items move quickly.

Excuse me for going of on a tangent here but what is it about starting to crochet, working on the computer, or reading a book that all the kids in the house must come out of the wood work to ask you an off the wall question? They leave you alone all day until you want to do something constructive and they just have to have you fullest attention. I don’t get it. Then you stop to give them the attention they want and they say, “Never mind.” It just makes you want to scream! Okay, my young ones are requesting audience. I’ll talk again soon.

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