THK, to whom i will be eternally grateful, i managed to kitchener stitch its ass all the way across the top without incident on my first try, even while curious onlookers babbled at me. the seam is utterly invisible, and i am more than a little bit proud of myself. i still need to sew the edge down to make a casing for the i-cord i will also need to learn to make before the end of this project. however, that's child's play compared to the kitchener intimidation i was feeling. as you see, i have also started the sleeve. this is the part where all i want to do is finish this hoodie, to the detriment of all else. i can't wait to see how it turns out!