So, you remember that wedding vest swatch I've been working on? I finished it, cast off the other night. And then I cut the steek. No reinforcements, no stiff drinks (I was at work). I just cut the thing. I was going to say that I cut it with wild abandon, but it was really more like careful deliberation. Then I picked up stitches along one side of the cut and made a little garter stitch band. The other side is still raw. And guess what? Nothing bad happened.
No pictures yet, as I haven't had time. I immediately cast on for a Shedir in Silky Wool. Remember my friend Daphne, who was showing us the chapel in this post? They've found malignant cells in her bile duct, so on Friday she's have a Whipple operation. I'm not sure what will come after that, but I'm making this for her because it's one constructive thing I can do right now. David & I will be visiting her tomorrow while we're up that way. I doubt I'll have it finished by then, but I want at least to have made a good start.