{July 18, 2006}   Dress Dilemma

I’m leaving in 10 days for my SIL’s wedding and I still don’t have a dress. On Saturday I was feeling ambitious and decided I would make something. INSANITY! Anyway, I went through my patterns and picked out Simplicity 4164 for the top and Butterick’s B4470 (the first one on the left) for the skirt. Then I went and bought this fabric…

I’m kind of afraid I’m going to end up looking like a table cloth.

I have a plan for making this outfit and it’s broken into 4 phases

Phase 1

Spend all weekend and Monday working on it

Phase 2

Completely ignore the whole thing

Phase 3

Panic! Realize that I’m leaving in 2 days and I haven’t touch the outfit. Plus I still have to pack and scrub our apartment (I can’t let the petsitter see the dust buffaloes under my bed)

Phase 4

Continue to panic then run out and buy something at the last minute.

Doug doesn’t really like this plan, but that’s probably what is going to happen

Just because she’s cute….. a picture of Muggie enjoying the little bits of paper from where I cut the patterns. She loves to catch them and bat them around. You should have seen the livingroom floor once I was done.


{July 9, 2006}   Baby Blanket Blues

I finished the baby blanket I was making for a co-worker. I thought I had a much longer time to get it done since she isn’t due until August. I had two weeks to knit the whole thing before the baby shower. I made the deadline with a day to spare.

The pattern is the Fun Stitch Baby Blanket. I used a garter stitch instead of a seed stitch. I kept screwing up the seed stitch and having to rip it back out so I decided to go with an easier garter stitch.

et cetera