OK, I FINALLY finished my very first sweater! It is a very nice scoop neck with slightly belled sleeves in stockinette. The pattern called for a plain edging of single crochet but I gussied it up with a row of spaced out double crochet/chains. I used Bertagna Filati Granada yarn and it is really beautiful if I do say so!
However, seaming the darn thing nearly gave me a breakdown! My mom has Alzheimer's Disease and I have no time in the evenings or weekends to knit (or do anything else for that matter!). She was at my aunt's house last week so I decided to finally seam this sweater. I was so nervous, knowing I only had a very limited amount of time, I back stitched the seams instead of mattress. I have never doen mattress stitch and I haven't had any time to practice on swatches. Back stitch was easy and fast.
Anyway, yeah, the seams are a bit bulky but you really cannot tell when it is on, it really came out nicely.
My question: Do any of you back stitch your garments regularly? I absolutely am determined to learn mattress in the future when I have a life again
Just curious as to what you all do.