Thursday, February 9, 2012

Life in a Snow Globe

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.
So, I'm still kinda hovering where I was around this time last week. I think it's for the best, though. These are the buttons I was going to use:


And here are the buttons I decided to use instead:


I think these buttons are much better for the sweater. It meant spending about an hour hand-stitching the buttonholes so that the smaller buttons would sit properly. I can now say that I am now a button-stitch expert. Send me a buttonhole, I'll stitch 'er for ya!

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...

2 comments:

  1. I must say I like the second smaller button set. I think the first big buttons are pretty, but that is not their project (in my opinion.)

    Your snow globe shoes are perfect. Plus I like the spindles and yarn in the pretty box in the back of the picture.

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    1. Yes, those big buttons need another project. The fun part now is figuring out what project it will be!

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