I was sitting there stitching balls with a buddy of mine a couple weeks ago and we started talking knitting. I said Loretta was one dog who really needs a sweater now and then and that I thought a new sweater might be in order. So I showed her a picture of her wearing the last one I knit and my buddy said: "Oh, but there are steeks. I would never ever cut my knitting."
I'll be bold here and declare that there are too many knitters who think this way.
Yesterday, I cast on for Loretta's new sweater. I won't go into all the details about CO numbers and all that here because every dog has their own measurements, but I want to prove to you that steeking is no big deal, provided you use WOOL. Untreated (except for dye) WOOL. Just regular old wool. (In theory, you could also steek blends of wool and other types of fiber but that's a whole other ball of wax. You'd need to reinforce it before cutting...)
So here is the first installment of LOL-Retta Gets a New Sweater.
Stay tuned for the next installment.