Many of you know we have a sister site for knitters, called KnitPicks
. So we are surrounded by creative folks - knitters, painters and quilters. Angela
, a beginner quilter AND a beginner knitter, took a giant first step today in her knitting....steeking. If you've never heard of steeking, it's where you knit your entire sweater in the round, in this case, a cardigan, so you have a tube, then you reinforce the spot that you're about to cut (some use machine stitching, some use hand stitching), then cut ruthlessly. Then you finish the cut edge with more knitting (it gets a little hazy for me after that - I've never done it).
So for entertainment value, we filmed her today. Enjoy!http://www.knitpicks.com/cfBlog/post.cfm/my-first-steek