Steeking Away

Easter dinner went well. The house and table looked great with the origami lilies that the boys made.

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Everyone ate their fill and then we had some fun with an egg hunt and Easter egg pinatas. Yes, you read that right and, if you have never done a pinata with your kids, I urge you to do so. It is just as entertaining to watch as it is to try to whack away at the thing. If you don’t believe me, ask all our neighbors who were watching from their doors and windows as we all laughed hysterically. Just so you know, I had nothing to do with the pinata. The husband made them with the boys and they had a great time doing it.

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Today is a day off for the boys and me. I should really be putting the house back together, but instead, I am steeking. Finally. After over a year, this sweater is in the last stage of completion. The most fiddly part of the whole steeking thing is not the cutting itself. It’s the preparation for cutting. This time, I am using the crochet method.

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Here, you can see the two lines of crochet that are meant to stabilize the edge and give you a gap for cutting.

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The crochet stitches conveniently hold all those tiny little ends in place, making a very neat edge once it is all cut. Want more information? I used the tutorials here.

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It’s so neat, it almost looks done, which, of course, it isn’t. Now, I am off to pick up stitches for the button bands and finish all the edges. Happy Monday!

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Posted on April 1, 2013, in Family Fun, Knitting, Misc. Crafts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Paige Eickelberg

    Carie, Easter dinner was so, so, so good! The hot cross buns were the BEST EVER! And yes, the pinata was unique, fun and definitely memorable. Thanks to all of you for your hard work and wonderful hospitality!

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