At my "other job" I am lucky enough to work with a bunch of knitters! There's something special about working with a bunch of fiber enthusiasts! And I love that!
We connect any way we can, even by Skype! I love Skype. The ability to keep connected with employees who work from their home office, and past employees is fantastic, especially during our lunchtime knitting sessions! It's the love of fiber that keeps us all together.
Every once in a while we would take a lunchtime field trip! Bluebird Yarns used to be just down the street, and it was so much fun to take a break during the middle of the day and think about something other than the report we're working on, or making sure we have our reimbursements processed correctly.
It's amazing the restorative power of fiber! The feel of the yarn and material, the rhythm of the knitting needles, and most importantly the connections with each other during our lunchtime knitting sessions!
Today, while at the copier, my coworker walked by and suddenly stopped right by me.
"Tell me about your seaming techniques" she said.
She had just finished knitting wrist warmers in the flat, seamed one of them but didn't really like how looked.
We spent the next five minutes talking about the different ways you could seam a garment without actually seeing the seam.
We talked about the benefits of the mattress stitch which is done in the space between the edge or selvage stitch and the stitch next to it, It's the go to seaming technique for me! It's easy to learn, extremely effective and seamless. The only "difficult" part for me is finding a well lit area so I can see my stitches! Knitty.com has a great article on the mattress stitch. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2ffuAn4
My other go to seaming technique is the Kitchener stitch. This one creates beautiful seamless seams (is that even grammatically correct!?!). But I always, I mean always forget how to do this. So when I'm ready I'll have my laptop right next to me, with my knitting in my hands and follow along with knittinghelp.com's video, starting and stopping the video as needed. You can find the video here: : http://bit.ly/2fFsdMW
I was so tired when I ran into my co-worker at the copier. I actually thought about taking a 10 minute power nap. But after our 5 minute conversation about seaming, I was energized again!
See, the restorative powers of knitting works!