Hold the phone, gentle readers, I have success!! 

Yes, after much trial and tribulation and a couple of trips to the frog pond – the answer came to me today as I showered.

Here is the test of true knitterly thinking, you cannot stop puzzling over a problem – it swirls and swirls around in your head until the logic of the solution steps up and scrubs your back (figuratively) in the shower early on a Sunday morning.

I have arrived!

My brain is a knitting test ground.

Must be the great company of yesterday – or the great thoughts of an amazing fiber artist (Hello Beth!!)…

Anyway – I have solved the attached i-cord dilema. 

Beatifully solved, I might add!

I even have proof… see for yourselves!

Note the seamless attachment.  It is truly a thing of wonder!

Here – a bit closer for you to see both the front and back sides… see – no funky ridge from my picked up stitches….

Here is the back side – sorry it is a bit blurry – but as you can see, no funky ridge here either!

So, are you curious, gentle reader, how I accomplished this knitterly feat????

I shall share with you – when I picked up stitches – I just picked up the stitch – no pulling yarn through to “create a new stitch”.  I just picked up a portion of the existing stitch of my fabric. 

The end result – no funky ridge at all.  My applied i-cord is the perfect finish for this vest.  I am  working on finishing the arm holes.  Then all I need to do is sew on buttons – and voila!  A completed object!  My plan is to wear it to school on day one. 

Proof to my ability to figure out a solution to a dilema. 

A good way to start – as the amazing Brenda Dayne says – “Start as you mean to go on”… And, Dame  Brenda – I most certainly will!

Then, if this was not the best and most amazing thing of the weekend – I got this award from not one, but two amazing bloggers. 

I am so honored that I make their day, but truly – they inspire me.  So, here is a huge thanks to both The Incomparable Judy at Persistent Illusion and The Brilliant and Talented Susan at A Few Stitches Short (of a full row).  These women are truly amazing women.  I am humbled by this reward – truly humbled. 

And, in my attempt to share the love with others out there… I want to share with you all those bloggers that Make My Day!

Cheryl at A Simple Yarn

Rob at the Black Dog

Jane at By Jane

Matt at the Crowing Ram

Tracey at Extreme Adventures in Knitting and Motherhood

Sarah (I knew her when) at Hand Knitter

Lynne at I was knit together in my mothers womb

Wendy at Knit and the City

Brilliant and Prolific Anne at Knitspot

Marica at Purls Before Swine

Marie at Raggedy Reee

Wanda – The Wanda Woman Knits

Ann at Punkie 53

Elizabeth at Random Snapshots

Kimberly at Woven Spun

Julia The Yarn Maven

The One and Only Yarn Harlot – Stephanie Pearl McPhee


These bloggers inspire me daily in ways that help me daily to be a better person than I was the day before.


If you are not reading their blogs –  do so.  They may inspire you as well!


Have a blessed evening everyone!

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