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Old 07-25-2013, 04:07 AM   #11
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I have a feeling the lack of enthusiasm for seaming isn't due to a lack of expertise or ability ... it's just you finally cast off that last stitch and know that there's still much work to do.

Am I speaking for anyone but myself here?
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I have a feeling the lack of enthusiasm for seaming isn't due to a lack of expertise or ability ... it's just you finally cast off that last stitch and know that there's still much work to do.

Am I speaking for anyone but myself here?
Nope, I agree.

Btw..make seamless projects and there is little to no seaming.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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I loathe seaming and sewing in ends so I'm always on the look out for alternatives! Especially seaming, any pearls?
Brooklyn Tweed had some articles out about converting seamed sweater patterns to in the round. I went to a workshop he taught on that subject in New Haven. He was a good teacher.
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I have a feeling the lack of enthusiasm for seaming isn't due to a lack of expertise or ability ... it's just you finally cast off that last stitch and know that there's still much work to do.

Am I speaking for anyone but myself here?
No, you're not speaking just for yourself, I feel the same way.

Apart from seamless knitting, as already mentioned by Jan, I don't have any avoidance strategies (unless you count the heretical suggestion of 'Don't knit.').

The way I cope with seaming is to break it down into smaller chunks. So, I'll tell myself something like "I'll do this sleeve seam" or "I'll do 15 minutes". If I'm in the mood to carry on and do more after that I consider it a bonus, but if I'm not then I don't feel guilty as I've met my target.
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I admire those who can knit in the round without the resultant garment having a visible slant ...
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I admire those who can knit in the round without the resultant garment having a visible slant ...
What would cause a visible slant? I've never had that happen or never noticed anyhow. I like to eliminate the side seams on cardigans, doing a faux seam helps keep things looking good.

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I have a feeling the lack of enthusiasm for seaming isn't due to a lack of expertise or ability ... it's just you finally cast off that last stitch and know that there's still much work to do.
Yeah. I try to not leave all weaving of ends until the end.
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