Is everyone ready to steek? I finished the stitching and put the kettle on. Here we go--
Deep breath. The first cut:
(Be sure you have good light for this.) And kids, DO try this at home!
Steek is done:
Now to pick up sts for the band. I used one circ and a crochet hook, pulling the yarn up through the st and putting it on the end of the needle. Don't forget to skip every 4th st. I ended with 4 sts because...it was the end! Here's what it looks like now. I'm ready to knit the band! Woooohoooo!!!
Well done Peggy!!!!
You deserve an "Atta Girl!" for not passing out before, during or after the steek and without the help of liquid courage, no less! I now present you with the very prestigious? Steeking Badge - You have earned it! Congratulations on a truely masterful steek. (insert trumpets, confetti & crowd cheers HERE)
(kinda lame, but it's all I could come up with on short notice.....) ;)