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Work Weekend 
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I have apparently lost my damn mind.

I want my garb done by Saturday the 10th. That is this Saturday. I believe I'm more than halfway through the blue dress as I spent nearly all day Saturday 'and' Sunday working on it. Transferring patterns and cutting them out took forever. Apparently my back only allows 5 minutes of bending over before it begins screaming. And while this is my first sewing pattern ever it doesn't seem that 'hard', only fiddly. I suspect my years of watching various craft shows and Martha Steward type shows on PBS has managed to give me a good sense of the basics on many things, including this. But I still need to cut out pattern pieces for the overdress, cut the fabric pieces, and sew it all together, after finishing the underdress. 

To add to that, I wrote a lot Friday night and met the goal for Saturday. Then I did nothing writing-wise for the rest of the weekend. I've been turning the story line around in my mind though and thinking about it. This may actually be the year I don't finish. Hey, first time for everything. So far I'm just not feeling it. 

When I had to take breaks from sewing I was knitting overtime on the first sock for Kelli. She's ordered 4 pairs and I really want them to be awesome. I'm nearly half way, though the second half, after I do the heel origami, really doesn't seem to take that long, until I get to the ribbing on size 0 needles. And now I know that's only 16 rows so it feels a little easier to accomplish this time around. The yarn has been great to knit with though, despite an issue with one of the skeins. But that one is getting sent back to the seller and will be replaced so yay!

Lynn was awesome and built my wings for my Dagorhir persona. I told him what material we needed to use, found it online so he knew exactly what color I wanted, and sent him a reference picture. He took it from there and I have to say, they look amazing!

I have done no planning for my birthday. Other than going to faire and spending the day with Lynn and Dragon, I don't know what the plan might be. I know Lynn has talked about taking half the day off for the actual day but I don't know more than that. Normally I have this all planned out and all and this year I just haven't had time. 

Likewise for Thanksgiving. Normally I have a delicious menu all planned out. I think this year will be the simple basics. I hate cooking in our kitchen and never feel like I have enough room. 

Mostly though I'm just a sewing / knitting machine with occasional breaks for writing. That was the weekend.
Howls 
5th-Nov-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Kudos to you for the sewing! I'm sorry your back is hurting you though. Is there perhaps a higher or lower surface you can use while cutting your patterns? Like, a high table do you can stand without bending, or a low one you can sit at?
5th-Nov-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
I've got a table but apparently it's about 2 inches too low. I think part of the fix will be to get Lynn to help with some of it next time.

He's been awesome in helping so far. ;)
5th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Also for cutting out patterns, are you using a rotary cutter? If not...you should get one! Makes things much quicker =0)

I can't wait for the socks!! I know everyone that's getting a pair will adore them! Now, are you going to torture me and not let me see the one you're currently working on until it has a match or can I see it when it's finished? ;)
5th-Nov-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yep! The only down side was that because I used the tracing wheel and the rotary cutter for so long it wore a sore spot on my finger, right where I wrap the yarn for knitting. LOL

Torture is so much fun though! So I'll be a little nice and only tease a little. ;) You'll see the progress pictures on Wednesdays and you'll get the completed pictures long before anybody else does. LOL.
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5th-Nov-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Sunday .. but I want garb done the day before ... no last minute sewing for me.
6th-Nov-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Very busy and VERY productive! You sure aren't bored! :)

Happy early birthday! *hugs*
6th-Nov-2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Yep! Busy is good. :)

*hugs* Thank you!
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