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!
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!