Hello..... is anyone still out there? I guess I took an unplanned little blog break. Remember in this post (more than two weeks ago) I mentioned something about feeling a little off? Yea, well, a little off turned into two weeks of I don't know what it was, but I never want it again. Ever. I won't bore you with all the details, I'll just say I'm so, so glad to feel good today. I was beginning to forget what it was like. And food! It is so nice to eat again.
In the way of crafting, I did manage to complete two more granny squares, although I'm not sure why. I don't really have plans for an afghan, although I may. I'm guilty of following the pack, jumping in on the latest trend. I wanted to make a granny square just because everyone else was. Now I have, but I'm not sure I have the perseverance to make several hundred? How many does it take to make an afghan anyway? How about a small throw? A doll blanket?
I also did some sewing. I had no choice, there was a deadline. I made the mistake of agreeing to make a suit for Alyssa before I came down with the plague. She greatly overestimates my sewing skills and puts way too much faith in me. I don't know what came over me to think I could actually make a suit. A lined jacket for goodness sake!
She had to have this suit last night. I was so worried that I wasn't going to get it finished or that if I did finish it wouldn't be wearable that on Thursday I sent her to the mall to buy a backup. I did manage to pull it off though and it was wearable. Barely. There was a tremendous amount of seam ripping involved in this little endeavor. Many, many mistakes were made but in the end it came together. And when I say in the end, I mean right up to the last minute, with a needle and thread in my hand, in the end.
I think from now on I'll stick to what I know, purses and pillows and the occasional skirt. And if I get bored a granny square or two.
*Do you notice in the picture how my version of the jacket closes to the right instead of the left like the pattern shows? Like I said, many, many mistakes were made.