I did it on Saturday, and I still can’t believe what I did.
I didn’t believe it as I was doing it.
I didn’t believe it when I’d done it.
I didn’t believe it after I’d done it, when I was looking at it.
I didn’t believe it the next day when I took pictures of it.
I finished Maude.
Well, she’d been “finished” for about 2 months.
“Finished” except for the seaming, then “finished” except for the buttonbands, then “finished” except for the collar, then “finished” except for weaving in the ends, and finally “finished” except for the buttons.
And on Saturday I couldn’t put it off any longer, and I wouldn’t let myself do anything else until the buttons were sewn on, and it was every bit as painful as I’d known it would be.
And now it’s really, truly, FINISHED.
There’s absolutely nothing left to do.
I know this for sure, because I’m here at work today, wearing it. It’s not draped over my shoulders, it’s not held shut at the waist with my hand. I’m not standing in front of the mirror half-wearing it, envisioning how it’ll look with the collar done and buttons on.
(I look-a like de Parees Heelton, no?)
PS>Technical details and my (extensive) list of mods are on Rav.