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...

 

7 comments:

  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?

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

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

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

    ~jene

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  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!

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