Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Seaming with the Ladies Who Lunch

Seaming is not knitting. Seaming is suspiciously like sewing, and I did not learn to knit anticipating spending hours hand sewing. That shows you what I know.

I don't hate seaming, but it's slow and careful work. Yesterday I found something that helped. I imagined three ladies in white cotton gloves, tea-length party dresses, hats, and perfect hair. They were on the edge of their seats watching me seam. They said things like, "Ooh, that's lovely." "Did you see the way she handled that mattress stitch?" "It's such a pleasure to see good seaming like this." They clapped their gloved hands with glee at my work.

Hey, whatever works. Seven seams down; one to go.

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