Archive for August, 2006

Eye Candy Friday

Posted by jackie blue on August 25th, 2006

A skirt, a dress, a birthday and an anniversary

Posted by jackie blue on August 20th, 2006

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over 2 weeks. I am ashamed. There’s been a lot of work going on and not a lot of knitting or anything like that. Can you believe I haven’t even finished Cherry? Only a button band and seaming is left and I can’t get my act together enough to do it. By the time I do, it will surely be Fall. Good thing that still means warm enough weather for it.
So I promised the second skirt photo ages ago and here’s the best I could muster. It’s the Cute Skirts pattern from Favorite Things, and has an elasticized band so it’s pretty easy and comfy to grab on a hot day.

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Then, I made a dress! It’s a lined wrap front top with a full skirt and sash, from New Look. I finished it yesterday, in time for today, which just happens to my birthday and I just happen to be going out with friends for some Hawaiian fare and fruity drinks. Here’s a bad headless photo.

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Lastly, today is 4 years with the best dog in the entire world. And Ty’s honorary birthday too, since he won’t tell me when it really IS.

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Promise I’ll post again before 2 weeks is up.

One of those lists yet again

Posted by jackie blue on August 2nd, 2006

I am SWAMPED with work. Thus, a brief overview of the last week since I posted.

1. Still haven’t taken a decent photo of skirt #2, but wore it twice now. Haven’t sewed anything since.
2. Very close to finishing second sleeve of Cherry, then just seaming, button bands, and waist tie.
3. Started the ballet tank from Magknits in Shine, just to have a mindless TV project.
4. Celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday with a nice dinner, a baseball game (Go Cyclones!) and much beaching.
5. Had a nice dinner with visiting friend Ayelet who lives way too far away these days.
6. Have been holed up in either office or home, working working working, escaping 100 degree heat as much as possible.
7. No Carolyn, I haven’t gone to the gym.
8. Nor have I had many moments to myself to even email you and nag. So sorry.
9. Been in contact with bird breeder – too hot to ship – waiting for a new clutch of babies to feather so we know if there’s a male for me again.
10. Rubbing dog’s tummy as much as possible to distract him from not going to the park lately.