Tuesday, September 04, 2007
My Long Weekend
This past was a lovely, long, unstructured weekend chez Boucher. We did some grilling, had a nice visit from son Will, and generally kicked back.
I had intended to get cracking in the sewing room, and while I did get some things accomplished in the organization department, I barely got to any sewing at all.
General home organizing won out and I have a feeling of having used time semi-wisely, at least.
There was time for a jaunt to THREE bookstores. Didn't find exactly what I was looking for (Quiltmania is frustratingly VERY hard to find around here) but I came home with some finds. It was especially nice that Half Price Books was running a store-wide sale.
In fiber-ish developments, I had an emergency project dropped in my lap. To be perfectly truthful, I've known about it for a few weeks but have procrastinated, kind of out of irritation at how it was all foisted off on me. The people from the historical society near the library asked me to dress a bear for their fall benefit.
You have to understand that I don't even live in the town in question. I was given the impression that my boss wanted me to do it. I found out later she knew nothing about it at all. Kind of underhanded... But machinations like that are typical of small town life. We shake our heads in wonderment and we move on. Good graces won out in the end and I decided I'd better get cracking on a bear outfit.
At first I thought I'd sew some clothes for him-I made the Vogue Bear a few years back and had a cute pattern for overalls, shirt, and vest. But the size proved to be a problem and I didn't feel like spending time altering patterns for teddy bear clothing. Then I remembered I had a tiny sweater pattern somewhere in my moldy archives.
So I've been knitting a bear sweater, using leftover Noro Kureyon from my Rosedale United sweater of last winter. It's coming along reasonably; I'm just now joining sleeves to body. As I'm doing it on double points, I have it on about 8 needles right now. Is that kosher? Don't know. Do I care? Not particularly.
Mr. Kathie is off on a week-long trek to his home turf of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a reunion with fellow former ski jumpers and some time at a friend's camp. That leaves me home on full-time Lucy duty.