To start off, I looked online for some ideas on how to sew the seams together since I never really learned the proper way to do it. I found this wonderful video with a method that was perfect for a 1-to-1 ribbing (K1, P1). You might notice that I don't have that type of ribbing anywhere on the sweater, never mind on the shoulders. However, I, for some reason, decided that I was going to use this method anyway. After doing a few stitches I realized that it was the "wrong" method for this type of seam, but did I stop? Nope, I went ahead anyway and did both of them like that. I had numerous chances to change my mind, too. Oh, well. Now I'm thinking, so what that they aren't exactly invisible? So what that it would have been better to do it another way? They did turn out a little decorative and makes the sweater unique, so maybe that's the saving grace. Just maybe. Here's a close-up shot of the seam (back at the top, front at the bottom, sleeve on the left, collar on the right, I think):
The sleeves have been attached (with a "proper" seam) and I've been working away at the other seams, so I should be able to finish it up sometime soon.
On a related note, I was showing my husband how nice the sweater was coming together and how pleased I was with the job I was doing when he asked me "How are you going to finish the bottom edge of the sweater?" Huh? I said, "It is finished"', then walked away before my fist involuntarily struck a part of his anatomy. Talk about a confidence killer. :(
Anyway, next week I hope to have a photo of the finished sweater and possibly some information or photos of a new project.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.