I am savoring this project. Taking my time. Enjoying every step. This is so much fun, I don't want it to end. I'm going to be a little sad when it's all over and I have to mail it away.
It's not the mailing away part that makes it sad though. Even if I was keeping the sweater, I'd be sad when the project was over. No more clown sweater challenges to solve (meet, rise to, face, address, conquer, attack, come against ... what is the right word here?), no more tiny sweater bits to craft on tiny needles, no more anticipation about how epic the sweater is going to be when it's done.
And even though it will be an epic sweater (EPIC!), in my brain there is world of difference in the excitement levels of "making the most EPIC mini-clown sweater ever" and "having finished the most EPIC mini-clown sweater ever".
This might explain a lot about why I still haven't finished the 99%-finished Peacock Sweater. ;)
I could have finished the sweater on Friday, but I purposely set it aside and worked on something else. I enjoyed the anticipation of the sleeves bubbling in my head.
So far, I've sewn in his white sleeves. The red clown hair (the last step!) will be attached over the sleeve. I'll probably finish it tonight at Crafting in Public. ( ... sigh ... )
Here is a shot with my hand to show you just how tiny this guy is. SO TINY! I originally imagined knitting it out of embroidery floss so I could have a high stitch count for the clown face details, but I figured the floss would be splitty as all hell.
The next post about the clown will probably be the Big Reveal, so let me know what simmering questions you have about the sweater, its construction, etc. in the comments of this post and I'll incorporate the answers into that post.