Quick Peek at Cutting a Steek
March 5, 2013
Short on time but never short on coverage of every little step in this Donegal project.
Our last episode ended with this situation:
Top view of the neck opening, except that it’s not really open because along the way, I somehow in the dim recesses of my memory recall putting steeks here so that the knitting in the round could continue unabated all the way to the shoulder line. If Alice Starmore says to do it, I just do it.
You gotta admire the Shetland devotion to knitting in the round: the efficiency of this is really kind of amazing. Once you start back and forthing on Fair Isle knit flat, you lose the mojo. It bogs down like crazy, especially when you’re swapping out a yarn color almost every single round.
But it looks so weird while you’re doing it.
You’re not long for this world, you measly little steeks. Snip snip and voila:
It’s exactly the right shape for a neck opening.
I still haven’t caught a photo of this thing that accurately captures the colors that I see in real life. It’s much murkier than these photos. Or maybe it’s not. Maybe perception and reality are the same thing? AAAACK!
Speaking of perception and reality, here’s the most interesting/strange little video I’ve seen in a while–some MIT guys have cooked up a way to enhance video so you can see movements that are invisible to the naked eye. A baby’s pulse. A quivering eyeball. What else are we missing?
Next: The finish line keeps moving back.