I had some big plans at the start of the year. Photo albums and refashioning lists were going to be tackled. So what happened?
1) I could only work on the albums on my computer, which is in the workroom, which is impossibly hot in summer.
Actually, we finally finished the Japan album and sent it off to an album printing company last weekend. Pics to come.
2) Refashioning Neon Safire is kicking my a**.
I knit a new waist in mistake rib, then added the yarn for the old waistband as plain knit thinking it would curl up a little. But it curls up a lot. Ignoring that, I knit the new neck band… twice because I picked up too many stitches the first time. When I put it on, I found that separating the front to make it a cardy had widened it around the middle, which was good except that the fronts now wouldn’t stay over my ‘assets’. But I ignored that, too, and started knitting new sections on the arms. Arms that are really too tight… WHAT AM I DOING THIS IS A DISASTER?!
I think it’s time to concede defeat, acknowledge that nothing is going to make it fit right, and frog the dratted thing.
3) Lack of sleep from the hot weather meant I couldn’t get my head around the more complicated sewing refashions. And it was too hot to try on stuff.
Fair enough, I suppose. But I did get some refashioning done…
4) … until I got distracted by weaving and that crazy Mystery Box Challenge.
Well, there’s a reason this blog is called Creative Fidget.
Okay, so I’m determined to get stuck into the refashioning pile again, especially as I’ve added more to it since the beginning of the year. There’s a Craft Day coming up, so I’ll be bringing out the sewing machine and dress form and tackling some refashions at that.
That is, unless I hear the siren call of the loom, or the embroidery hoop, or…