Done! Er…for now…
And with that, I’m calling this patch of stitching done.
The first bit of stitching was in a previous post, the middle bit is below. If you want to watch the progression of stitches on these, you can check out the embroidery tag on here and scroll backwards.
Now, it’s all but certain I will get/find another hole in this some time soon. And I’ve given in and bought spare of all the colors I used stitching this so I can keep repairing it as I run out of thread (it’s just DMC embroidery floss, which you can find for like the cost of a stamp at pretty much any hobby store).
Now, for the housekeeping bits. First off, no, I won’t show you the whole thing. I’ve tried, and there’s not a way to take a picture that both shows all of the stitching and looks good (the stitching is small, the sweater is large, it just doesn’t work), so I’m not going to do it. You’ll have to live with the mystery.
And second, there are lots of books on stitching if you want to read one. I’ve recommended this one and this one and this one and this one in the past (as always, amazon links are affiliate links). There are online guides too. But I pretty much just made it up as I went along, and that method has a lot to recommend it. You can always pick it out if you don’t like it!