Archive for October, 2014

Not in a Very Good Mood

October 24, 2014

I’ve got plenty to keep me occupied.  I made myself a pretty blouse and a nice pair of pants.  Another blouse is almost complete. I found some great applique designs.  The second vest is taking FOREVER.  I want to get going on my daughter’s Christmas present.  It is going to be beautiful.  I can’t stand it.  I want to start.  But I can’t.  I’m 3/4 finished on the vest.  It would be so  stupid to stop.  It is so hard to finish one thing when another thing is calling so loudly.  I like to finish things.  It doesn’t make sense not to.  Would you stop frying some chicken and cook a piece of fish instead?  You can’t just leave the chicken sitting on the stove for a few days.  That’s stupid.  And that’s how I am.  Don’t ask me to stop in the middle of something.  It makes me hyperventilate.  I can be so anal.

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Hallowe’en Costumes

October 16, 2014

Just when I thought that I would never have to make another Hallowe’en costume, along comes my grandson.  He’s in college.  He’s twenty.  It’s not something I expected.  But, he’s full of ideas.  I wonder where he gets that from?  He wants it for a party.  It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he doesn’t dress up first thing in the morning and wear it to class.  He’s that kind of kid.  One year he  got a McDonald’s uniform and went to school as McZombie.  He even had a name tag.

This year, it’s Scarecrow from Batman, the super scary one in the video games.

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I found these pictures on-line.  See what I mean?

He has already made the thing for his hand.  My daughter says he did a great job.  She borrowed my glass head to make the canvas face.  I was asked to make the pants and hood.  My machine can handle pleather and faux suede more easily than hers.  I’m also better at improvising.  She likes patterns with nice directions–a ‘in the box’ sort of person.  Which is fine.  She gets things done.  She can keep the rest of us from running amuck.  And she promised to take lots of pictures.

 

Another Victoria’s Cloche

October 12, 2014

I love it when I hear from someone who has used one of my patterns.  It is especially nice when it’s someone fairly new to knitting.

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This is Alyssa wearing the cloche she made with my pattern that she found on Ravelry.  I think that she is doing extremely well.  And she looks really cute in that hat.

 

There’s High Tide

October 4, 2014

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Then there’s really high tide.

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Even Sweet Baby Rue had to have a look.

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