Yesterday, Alyssa shared that she hates seaming and asked if I had any tips to make it more fun. My first thought was, it's all relative. For example, in contrast to knitting the fiddly bobbles on the final square yesterday, seaming seemed a lot more fun.
So that would be my first piece of advice. Whenever you get to a really tedious spot in your knitting, pull out a seaming project to work on instead. It will seem much more fun.
But no, it's not that I LOVE seaming myself, but I have found it to be more enjoyable now that I know HOW to seam various types of stitches. By watching on-line tutorials (like this one) and studying knitting technique books (like The Knitter's Companion: Expanded and Updated (The Companion series) ), I've learned to make most of my seams "invisible" and that means that when I'm done seaming, I feel pleased with the finished result. Knowing how to seam is one of the things that made seaming more fun for me.
So, what about you? Do you love or hate to sew up the seams on your knitting projects? How would you answer Alyssa's question? How have you made the task of seaming more fun for yourself?