It's been such a good weekend! I've been graced by the gods of retail to have a three (!) day weekend. The result - plenty of work done, and a ton of fun too!
Let' start with some socks, shall we?
I made it, I finished my Sockapalooza 4 socks - but just about. Sheesh! These socks beat the heck out of me. I don't know why and how come, possibly my constant exhaustion was to blame - but for a fairly simple pattern - I messed up way too often. Boo! I re-knit the heels twice (oy), re-re-knit too many pattern repeats (double oy), I bound them off twice (triple oy!)... But - they're finished! And with all the agony involved - I like them a lot! The pattern is easy (despite my best efforts to prove the opposite), beautiful and unique, Lorna's Laces has become my favorite sock yarn - soft, cushy and beautifully dyed. I hope my sock pal likes them...
I packed them up and they'll go away to my pal tomorrow. I added a couple of my favorite chocolates (I love the Panda one sooooo much! And it helps saving endangered animals too! Double score), a hand sewn bunny, a great bar of soap (I hate to promote stuff we sell at work, but his products are incredible, and we met the actual Hugo who started the company makes the soaps himself still - and he's such a great guy he deserves the mention) - and a little letter from moi.
(Yeah, my pal's name is Lynn - sorry if that's to revealing)
Done with the socks, I spent a whole day running arrends, shopping (I raided "Forever 21" yet again, jeans were on sale), mending (hemming said jeans), getting materials for prototypes for some stuff I'll hopefully do for wholesale. Then we headed off for some margaritas to celebrate the recent engagement (in Paris, bastards!) of our dear friends Nate and Crystal. And today - the sewing machine was working overtime!
I was inspired by the new Target Janome Hello Kitty sewing machines that I just had to personalize my cute little Singer. The result:
These are Suzy's Zoo stickers in the forest animals theme. Totally me!
And nothing compliments a physical makeover like a new wardrobe:
I just used my tape measure, some canvas I bought ages ago, and a sticky ribbon from the new Martha Stewart collection at Michael's (of course I had to get some, what kind of a craftster do you think I am?). I'm very pleased with myself.
Then I sewed a couple of new PJs pants and now - I'm writing these here lines!
What was Suki doing all this time?
Now I've got to go pick up a massive load of laundry. What a great weekend!
And how was your weekend?