On the health front, I’m happy to report that I am continuing to feel a lot better.
Some folks have been asking about my seaming of the Log Cabin blanket. In preface, I want to say that if you want good finishing information, I’d recommend Nancie Wiseman’s The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques which is what I used for this blanket. I made the decision early on that I would be content with small ridge seams on the back side as long as it looked neat. I could have gone with a technique that has less of a “wrong side,” but the front side simply doesn’t look as good.
Here’s a photo showing the key techniques that I used:
The easiest pieces to connect are the ones where you have two cast-off edges. (the left-most seam shows this). I basically do a version of the grafting stitch while ignoring the cast-off edge — there’s a slight bump, but a clean finish.
A more complicated version is when a side edge meets a cast off edge — that’s the small section to the right of the left-most center seam. There, you have to grab into the knot of the garter edge and then go into the cast-off edge as in a usual seam.
When two side edges meet (see p 68-9in the book above), you need grab into the knot on each side. Here’s a photo of the blanket on the back side.