I pretty much have to get back to stitching STAT! but I wanted to show my progress. It’s been a non-stop stitchoramafest here for the last 5-ish days, living and breathing nothing but this project. I so wish it was finished. So much. I keep daydreaming about knitting and reading and knitting. I think when this is done, I will treat myself to a fun instant-gratification-type knitting project before I tackle the joy that is Christmas crafting (hint: those posts will probably be tagged with ‘panic’ as well).
Remind me not to leave projects this late before the deadline, ‘k? Thanks.
So this is how far I am now, with about two-three days to go. There’s lots of spaces left but they are now mostly small spaces. That means it’ll be tricky to come up with fill small enough for them, but faster to stitch.
Then I will stitch over all the borders in backstitch, big fat backstitch, in a very dark blue. You can get an idea of how that will look in this odd picture (sorry, taken as I worked in poor / weird light):
I might start that soon, just to break up the fills because I’m starting to hit the wall a little now. I’m running out of ideas for stitch patterns and running out of the will do to anymore! Naw, I’m kidding … a little. I am awfully happy with it though. I bet it doesn’t look like much now with the areas all kind of blurring into each other, but I know adding the dark border lines in will really make each section pop and tie it all together.
Until then, here’s some close-ups of some of the ‘neighborhoods’ to keep you busy while I go back to stitching (click through to Flickr for bigger versions).