Friday, May 18, 2007

Dumb Luck

Progress on the adult Tomten continues, despite the tiny, little voice that says I should be knitting Sockapalooza socks. When the voice decides to get louder, or it becomes June, that's when I will officially listen. I have momentum on this thing and I'm sticking with it.

Anyway, so last night I decided I had knit enough hood and went to Elizabeth's directions for the tomten. They say to graft the top of the hood, and refer you to another page for instructions for grafting garter stitch.

Nah, I say, I don't care if there's a seam. I'll just try three-needle bind-off with the right sides together and see what happens.

Lo and behold. I flipped the bugger inside out and...do you see a seam? I don't see a seam! There's a seam on the inside, of course, and I guess I've always done three-needle bind-off on stockinette hoods (wallabies, mostly) because usually there's a noticeable indentation. It was 9:30 pm so I wasn't thinking it would work out so well this time. Not that I mind a seam--really I don't. But it's fun when it works out, isn't it?

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Looks good to me :-D

I get that dumb luck thing all the time and my IRL knitting buds hate me for it. They always ask me what kind of stitch am I doing and I answer, I dunno just some stitch my Abuela the seamstress taught me ;-). If it works don't fix it

amy said...

thanks for sharing! I've got a tomten on the list for my 3yo.

lovely color, by the way. pink is not usually my thing, and I don't wear it, but that is a beautiful rose color.

amy said...

PS I landed here from zimmermania and have been lurking... (I always wonder how people find my blog :) )

Ginger said...

Isn't it nice when a plan comes together. ;)

Mandy said...

It looks great! That color is so pretty. Now, onto the sleeves?

Secret said...

The hat looks great! No seam scene from my end!

goodkarma said...

It doesn't get any better than that!

tiennie said...

How awesome! Clever girl!

jessica said...

Its lookin great! I love it when things work out like that!

Teaandcakes said...

That worked out great!
I'm loving your Tomten btw. I have some turquoise wool that might just have to become one of my own :-)

Sue said...

Yay for no visible seam! :-)