|Beige - the colour of cardboard boxes.|
Getting home just that half hour later (after finishing Report Number 9 of 10) is enough to throw me out of kilter.
Too busy to knit. Too busy to sew.
On Monday I got home, cooked dinner and baked a cake... and then had to go out looking for FL and the dog. Instead of "walking" the dog, these days FL drives the car across the fields with the dog in hot pursuit. He parks for a little while with the radio on, to let the dog catch his breath and explore the woods, and then drives back home. Except... sometimes he falls asleep! That's what happened last night. Luckily he had kept the car lights on so I was able to find him in the dark. It's not so easy if he switches the engine off.
P.S. FL is doing really well, jaw-wise, with no pain or trouble now he is on antibiotics.
So after that little adventure there was just time for a herbal tea and some quiet reading before bed. I finished Jane Shilling's book, The Stranger in the Mirror. It was really worthwhile. So much to think about.
In the Land of Knit, I am working on my second Finnish sock. I thought about reversing the colourwork and having navy
In sewing news, at the weekend I made a start on a "muslin" of the Sweet Scalloped Shorts. The designer sorted out my pdf problem straightaway and even offered me a free pattern for the inconvenience - how kind! :) I was planning to just throw them together quickly to check the size and then get going on the "real" velvet pair.
But then I remembered my resolution about slowing down, and decided to take the opportunity to practice sewing them properly and well. So even though I know I don't want a pair of beige twill cotton shorts (soooo not glamourous!) I am doing the whole topstitching / nicely-finished thing with them.
An odd decision, which is not in the least bit photogenic.
What a shame I don't have any knit fabrics in the stash, or I would be rushing to get on to this project. I am pretty sure this is the "staple t shirt" pattern I have been looking for, after seeing Ali's and Karen's and Jane's versions.
I have 26 garments'-worth of fabric and nothing suitable for this pattern - there is something wrong somewhere!