Saturday, June 09, 2012

So to Steek

I took some deep breaths and left the sweater alone this week. I wanted to immortalize some steek cutting on video, so I needed to wait until there was good light and lots of quiet. This afternoon, Jeff went to the grocery store and the dogs were snoozing; I just had to wait for the air conditioner to cycle off. When it did, I grabbed my sharp scissors...


You should have seen the crazy rigging I had to do. I don't have any kind of tripod, so I ended up propping my iPad in a wine bottle rack and using some heavy things to keep it from flipping over the edge. I originally shot this vertically, but flipped it so it reads better. That slight tremor you can detect in my hands is from a heady mixture of terror and excitement. Gasp as the threads are cut! Thrill to the authentic sounds of snipping!

Now, to add the neck border...



  1. Wow! I'm so glad you captured this on video. This is the bravest thing I've seen in weeks! You did this without any extra securing - right? No crochet or machine sewing?

  2. Aaaaand I shared this on Facebook to give other knitters a thrill this Monday morning! :)

  3. I'm so glad you know what you're doing because I'm totally confused! :)

  4. Man, that was the knitting equivalent of a one-shot high speed car crash! Excellent.


  5. I watched this with mouth agape and a look of horror on my face. I chuckled a bit when I saw your hands tremor -- only fellow knitters would understand the terror of doing this!