26 May 2007

Long Time No Blog

It's been a busy week, featuring:

A trip to the zoo.

CAT5 tests, finished and mailed back for scoring.

Sewing a red T-shirt for Kid1, which should've taken about 2 hours ... but I ended up tracing out the pattern in 2 different sizes, because after I traced her normal size I realized the pattern was designed for stretchier fabric, so I traced it out 2 sizes up (it's from Ottobre 2/2006, T-shirt #1, for any sewing junkies out there). Also, it took at least an hour to figure out how to do the 2-thread flat overlock blind stitch, mostly because the instructions and diagrams in the BabyLock book are INCOMPLETE and don't explicitly tell you to take the thread coming out of the lower looper and put it through the little doodad on the upper looper. Anyway, it's done, the hems look fabulous, and it fits her perfectly. She's now ready to wear red for Pentecost tomorrow.

A trip to 6 Flags. On a school day. With about an hour or so of rain in the afternoon. We stuck it out, and the park was virtually empty be 4pm, by which time the weather was gorgeous. So for 3 hours we had NO WAITING on the rides we were interested in. By the end of the day people weren't even bothering to exit the rides -- they just sat in place waiting to go again, because, well, because you could.

Profound lack of knitting on sockapalooza socks. Some knitting on Sahara sweater.

More later ... but probably not until after Memorial Day.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hiya Gail! I tagged you for a meme - 7 Random Things About Me. It's ok if you don't want to play, but I thought I'd let you know. Have a great day :)