I loaded my car with bags for the dump and the charity shop - then realised I had a flat tyre so came back indoors and put on the kettle. Shrug.
All the more time to get on with things around the house.
I laid out my slip fabric but it kept slipping, so I cast around for something to weigh the pattern down.. and my eye fell upon FL's hen-feed-scoop full of prehistoric artefacts. Heh heh heh - the perfect use for my darling's ancient petrospheres!
So the first slip has been cut out and is hanging to "drop" the bias. I wasn't sure what size to make so only cut one, for a trial run, in a size 4 (US).
I remembered I had a free (via The Times)audiobook of Brighton Rock to listen to, so switched that on while I pottered about. It took me a while to learn to listen properly, but I was soon engrossed.
Next up: a couple of zippy project bags to hold my sock / shrug knitting-in-progress.
I have made these before but my brain was not fully-engaged, so I made two long and thin pencil-case shaped pouches instead of the shorter fatter versions I planned.
However, my knitting still fits inside and I can slip in an A4 pattern without "quartering" it - double prizes!
The fabric is a set of fat quarters from Fabric Rehab.
I was going to call it a weekend at that point and settle down to knit, but then I remembered the tea-towel trimming plan - why not?
So I used the same fabric, pieced it together in strips, then cut across the strips to make "patchwork", which I then sewed onto three new tea towels, which I had pre-washed.
I used a zig zag to topstitch the edges for added zing.
What a difference! I bought a load of these "professional" tea-towels from eeebaaay a while ago and they were just so ugly. The fabric is like those industrial roller-towels you find in public conveniences, so they are very absorbent and wash well... but ugly!
I was ironing them when FL came into the kitchen. He wore a puzzled expression.
"Where did those come from? They look just like that material that was on the table... you made them?!"
Um... yes! ;)