The Dotty vest has had the neck and arm steeks cut.
As is the case with a lot of things, thinking about it was a lot worse than actually doing it. The biggest problem was getting the sewing machine threaded properly, to make the seams that would anchor the stitches! The actual cutting was somewhat mesmerizing - I mean, you could hear the scissors cutting through your knitting, and though it was shocking, it was also in a way fun.
I realize that for a lot of you, this is a ho-hum, so-what moment. But this was a big step for me, knitting-wise. In the category of I-know-people-do-it-but-I-probably-never-will. I am very proud of myself, not just because I cut the steeks without huge problems, but because I even got to that point in the first place!
Now I have to pick up stitches for the neckline and armholes, and then tack down the steeks. But then Dotty will be finished - and in a month or so, we may even have appropriate weather for it to be worn. You bet your life there will be pictures!