This was the final frontier. The scariest single thing in knitting. cutting it. Let me back up though. See i knit my father a sweater for his birthday this summer. a fancy cabled vest. It was a thing of beauty in a chocolaty brown. However it magically became about 4 inches too big by the time i was done with it. (remember how i said i needed to pull my stitches tight? Well, i really really did. Ah well.
So it was too big, andi do want him to wear it. So i needed to fix it. At first i thought i would just redo the seams but… 4 inches. Then i had 1 day to do it and the problem became much more streamlined.
I took it to the sewing room. And i used a serger on it. a SeRGER. it stitched and cut my fabric. Cut it. My knitting. I may have had a bit of a panic attack there. But it was actually fine. The serger in fact anchored all the stitches neatly and the whole thing is now 4 inches narrower.
Maybe i AM brave enough for steeking some day….