The Ascent

I’m sure that when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay planned their ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953, they were well-prepared.

Steeks (1)

After all, reaching that apex is not an easy task.  It’s quite unnerving to think of what awaits you when you have finished the knitting climb.


On the day of the final climb to the top, it’s best to surround yourself with love and support and people to cheer you on.

Because the feeling of accomplishment that you will have once you reach that point is unlike any other.

Just steeked

Thanks Karen, Bezzie, Necia, Ann, Jena, Nancy, and Theresa for your support while I popped my cherry cutting my first steek yesterday.  Thanks also to Merete for the very helpful tips regarding what yarn to use to crochet the steek. (She advised a much thinner yarn than that in which the garment was knit.  I ended up using a bit of Valley Yarns tweed (about sport weight) for the crochet.)  And thanks to all of you for cheering me on!

The buttonbands/collar have been knit so the SSAC is complete.  Now to find the perfect buttons.

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