Monday, March 12, 2007

Three needle bind off, where have you been all my life?

If you remember from one of my previous posts, I was getting a little bit nervous about attempting one. I always do this - talk myself into thinking it'll be sooooo much harder than it is, then procrastinate for days, even weeks, until I finally summon up the courage, all the while muttering ridiculous things like "Climbing Everest would be easier than this! As would saving a whole menagerie of rabbits from the 14th floor of a burning building!" etc etc. And then, when I finally do it, I find it's so much easier than I ever expected, and then, of course, proceed to swagger around the room, acting all nonchalant. "The old three needle bind off? Baby, it's a cinch! Nothing to it!"

Ahem. So, if you've never attempted one, It was just as easy as casting off in the normal fashion, except you had to juggle three needles instead of two. Easy peasy, I tells ya. And the resulting seam... what seam? You can barely discern it. Ahhh, this technique is a keeper, fer sure. I referenced my copy of Vogue Knitting, and this marvellous site. Honestly, I'm never seaming a shoulder seam again!
On a different note, I was emailing a friend on Friday, snuffling away as I did so, and informed her that I intended to spend the entire long weekend (hooray for Labour Day!) on the couch knitting. Lie I did not. Not only did I do the three needle bind off (man, I'm getting tired of typing that!), but I started and finished an entire arm! Wooo hoooo! One arm to go and this little baby will be ready to be seamed and then worn.
However, I did make a little time for some potato printing - awww! Except then she kept trying to eat the potatoes... not so awww.


  1. I've never tried the 3needle BO. But. Now, I know there is nothing to fear!!

    Can't wait to see your top. . .

  2. What I really want to know is: how did you get away with so much knitting? Sounds like luxury.

    By the way, Grumbles is looking so grown up, and as cute as can be.

  3. I do not understanf the bind off thing ( being new to knitting).....but that image is gorgeous, she is having such fun!

    ps Love the book cases...where from pray?

  4. Love the "menagerie of rabbits" comments. Funny.

  5. I love potato printing :)


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