Finish it February is inspiring all sorts of strange and wonderful feelings in me. After finishing my Herbivore on the weekend I realised my 4.5mm tips were free, meaning that after *mumble mumble* years I am in a position to start the hood of Old Blue.
I seamed up the shoulders, diligently using mattress stitch to match up the cables perfectly. This is completely the wrong way to seam the shoulders but it's the only seaming method I know and so mattress stitch it was.
On a side note, I had to go to hospital again today for another check-up. Yes, I know I amazingly lucky to have access to the wonderful affordable efficient health care system I do and I am not complaining at all but Oh. My. God I really really hate hospitals. So within about forty seconds of arriving home at midday I had changed into my pyjamas and have been working in bed all afternoon. I'm not the only one who deals with traumatic situations by retreating to bed, right? Healthy coping mechanisms - I has them.
After joining the shoulders I picked up stitches from the fronts and the back and started knitting the hood. I'm so excited with this photo - it looks like there's a chance that the massive investment of time, money and yarn that I have put into this project may actually result in a wearable item of clothing.
In other news
I took this shot while taking a walk yesterday. I think there are very few sights that are as wonderful as a clear summer Australian sky - what an amazing blue.