I would have likely gotten much further along on T3 tonight, but I had a really good excuse. The woman who hosts the monthly craft night (which was tonight) also occasionally fosters kittens. Right now she’s got two – a little grey and white tuxedo with a cloud of whiskers, and this scrappy little tortoiseshell. We spent the first half hour of prime craft time just sitting around the dining room table watching these two tiny balls of fuzz bounce around at random, attacking wiggled fingers, purse straps, and random dust molecules in the air. Really, bringing yarn out within their reach would have been pointless, even if we weren’t so enamoured of their cuteness that we were incapable of doing anything else. There were kittens to watch! Kittens!

However, despite the presence of kittens, I did get something done. I can now proudly say that I know how to do a 3-needle bind off, because we are all about the learning of new experiences, yes we are. I zipped up sleeve number one and then stared crosseyed at the directions for probably far too long until my friend took pity on me and helped me figure out just what the heck I was supposed to be doing next – picking up stitches for the neck. Things went a lot quicker once I figured that all out, and I then seamed up shoulder number 2, just to be consistant.

So here is my lovely T3, still showing inexplicably in pictures as blue instead of the truely deep purple-blue that it is. I’ve started the sleeves and am doing them both at once as per the recommendation on the instructions. It’s getting somewhere. Slowly but surely, it’s getting there.

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3 Responses to Seamly

  1. chris says:

    Thanks for the T3 picture!!! I’m getting ready to do my 3-needle bind off (first one ever) any minute now, and am debating if/when to block the darn thing. I’m thinking of blocking after the front and back are together and the neck is done, but before the side seams and sleeves.

    Those kittens are ADORABLE! I lurrrrve kittens.

    And BTW, happy birthday! I missed that the first time I read your post from that day.

  2. Stephanie says:

    OOO…your T3 looks great! I’m still plodding up the front. I’ve never done a 3 needle bind off either so I’m hoping I can do that ok. I made my T3 a bit longer since it’s for my 13 year old and they have funky weird dress codes at their school. I wasn’t gonna spend my time making something she couldn’t wear. LOL

  3. Jenipurr says:

    The 3-needle bind off is actually pretty easy. It took me a little bit to get the hang of having 3 needles to coordinate instead of just two, but other than that, piece of cake.

    Also, I will be lengthening my T3 because it is *way* too short. Heh. But I figure I can do that at the bottom – I really didn’t want to rip out tops just to add length. Hopefully that, too, is just as easy to do as the books claim it is. We shall see.

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