Have you ever felt like your world is like a great, big snow globe that has been picked up and shaken for fun? Since I was sick last week, I feel like it's only now that all the snowflakes are starting to settle. The world is finally looking clearer and I look less like a zombie and more like the jolly dolly I am.
Yeah, I'm not sure what a jolly dolly is. It just came out like that, ok?
I've been working steadily on my Paprika Moody. It has been decidedly slow-going because of the
mistakes improvements I've been making along the way, specifically:
- Adding bust darts to the front to give my "girls" more space.
- Ripping out the bust darts because I ended up with way too much fabric on the front.
- Making super-stretchy buttonholes for the big buttons I wanted to use.
- Stitching my super-stretchy buttonholes closed so that I could use smaller and less distracting buttons.
And here are the buttons I decided to use instead:
I don't know how anyone would send a buttonhole, but you get what I mean...
I had an out-of-town appointment this afternoon. I usually bring my knitting along to work on in the waiting room, but I happened to arrive a bit earlier than I anticipated, so I decided to have a short walk around the town to explore. I found a second-hand charity shop and spied these:
Size 10, pretty, shiny, sparkly shoes! And the price? Wait for it...
One dollar and fifty cents. Wha?!
I was so happy with my purchase that I actually took one of them out and placed it on my dashboard for the drive home. It was only after I'd been driving for 20 minutes that I realized that the sequins were probably reflecting the sunlight and dazzling oncoming drivers. I snatched it off the dashboard and tossed it onto my passenger seat. Imagine having to explain that to the police...
I guess I could tell them that I was trying to replicate the snow-globe-effect for everyone. Yeah... that'd go over well...