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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Or should I say, still....
Let talk about sewing. All winter long I'm making fleece hats. Fleece hats to keep up the stock and fleece hats for custom orders. Fleece hats. Throw a few custom bags in there and you've got my winter sewing. I rarely if ever get anything done for me and my family. I try to do PJ's for M every year but mostly it's all work.
This time of year the fleece hats drop off and I usually have enough stock that I only need to sew hats one day a week. The rest of the time I do the custom bags but I'm not constantly at the machine so I don't hate it anymore. I feel like I can make myself something during my off hours. Usually at this time of year I decide I need some cute new spring dresses. Over the winter I bought a ton of skully materials so I'm ready.
That would be 2 piles of fabric and some patterns. I spent some free time over the weekend going through patterns and fabrics trying to match them up. It wasn't easy. I am completely in the grips of indecision.
I've figured out 4 dresses, 2 tank tops, 1 tunic top and a pair of jeans to turn into a skirt. All this is based on yardage, not necessarily pattern matching.
I opened up a pattern and some cloth. I grabbed my scissors. And it hit. I stared at it. And stared at it. And continued to stare. I folded up the pattern and cloth. I put it back in the pile and grabbed a different one. Only to have the same thing happen again.... It's not that they're too hard, I just have supreme indecision and I wonder if the cloth wouldn't be better as something else. I might have better luck if I just start ripping into the cloth without a pattern. Yes, this often works for me.
Thankfully I haven't been spinning. Something about the movements of my arms that stretch my chest muscles in the wrong way. It's hard for me not to spin. I'm an avid spinner and some times I spin more than I knit. I tried to work a bit with it last week, just plying up some bobbins. It made me run for the Percosets after 10 minutes. Just thinking about it makes my lungs throb.
I did, however, block that shawl yesterday. I know I should not judge before the block. It is a good size now but it still seems to be missing something.
What do you think?