This means that the majority of the work is done, right? Of course, it is the more tedious part that is left.
First, I must say that the pattern directions are rather stunning…perfectly amazing, actually. They get a bit complicated, but if you take it slow and pay careful attention, you won’t have any problems. I even managed to get through them without any mistakes, and I’m only ever paying moderate attention to my crocheting, as I’m usually doing it in front of the television.
I’m a little concerned that the neckline might be a bit low on me, or the belt loops a bit high, but I couldn’t figure an easy modification for that, so I just crocheted the pattern as is, hoping that everything will work out once the tunic is finished. I’m not too worried, as I’ll always wear a shirt under this anyway.
Now, if I’d been smart, I would have blocked the back while I was working on the front. I didn’t, so now I won’t be able to move on until I have blocked both pieces. (I’ve only got room to lay out one piece at a time.) At least it is warm enough that they will dry quickly, so I should be able to get started with the assembly in a couple of days.