A sewn steek and my ramblings

Sorry for the lack of blog yesterday — I just know that you all were utterly devastated for not having me. I’ll try to do better. It was spent pounding the pavement, looking for work.  Literally pounding the pavement — I must have walked five of six miles. My options were rather limited too, I can’t work in clothing, to dangerous and I probably wouldn’t make much money. Food I could do, I just loathe how crazy people get around their food. Coffee shops I could do, but there goes any chance that I will blink at all in the next three years.

But I’m not terribly hung up on this whole working thing. I’ve made it this far without a “real job” I can probably make it a little while more. (Oh, just let me sell one of those books!)

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in just a few days. It seems like it should be much farther away than that. I’m not really in the mood for being thankful, which is a shame, but I’ll just have to learn to live with it. (I’m doing a good job, just feeling guilty because I’m not blubbering over like some emotional opera singer about what I have to be thankful for.)

I’m wearing a pair of jeans that fit me perfectly, I suppose that will do.

In regards to my knitting, which is in a paltry state. (Not really, now that I think about it.) I’ve got the Tams started, more on that later, but for now I have to show you what I did on Sunday, in between studying Social Security benefits and watching three episodes of Dawson’s Creek.


Sewn, on a machine, and cut. Oh, that was so fun, and so easy too. I didn’t feel like changing the bobbin, so it’s part black and part grey. I did it once with straight, and once with a moderate zig-zag, following my mother’s advice. It’s holding very well, better than any crochet steek. Chopping took a moment of courage, but the snip snip was thrilling. I love it.

There were a few moments where I was a little unsure. Like when you sew fabric, it wants to go through the machine — knitting doesn’t, and you kind of have to pull it along. So some parts of it aren’t exactly sturdy, and I now get why it is that you should do two seams. And I was always forgetting to backstitch. But who cares, it worked, right.

And I’m also very proud of the fact that I even remembered how one uses a sewing machine.

I’m still just not sure how one goes about doing it on a circular piece of knitting.


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