Apparently I've turned into a weekend blogger. I have such good intentions to blog thruout the week, but by the time I get home, I just don't have the time or the mindset to say much.
Good intentions. The road to hell is paved with them. And I was on my way yesterday. Since I knit so much during the week, I've been wanting to set aside the wknds for other projects. I've been stitching on Sundays, so I thought Saturdays would be a good day to use my sewing machine. I've had a craft table set up in my living room for over a year with sewing projects. Since I would like to get that back in the office, I figured I should start going thru it.
Sew patch on Baby Girl's shirt. Check.
Fix floral appique on another shirt. Check.
Organize the I Spy fabrics I got from the swap I was in back in August. Check.
I could continue with the I Spy fabrics, but instead I decide to tackle the pile of fabric I have put aside to make #1 Son's sleep pants. I found the pattern I plan on using and start setting up.
So far so good.
#1 Son is really excited abt his sleep pants. He's really not a big fan of the knits, but he loves to sleep in flannel pants. He points to the first pair he wants me to make. A purple and green swirled flannel. It's really a cool looking fabric and I lay it out.
There isn't enough fabric to make his pants. I try another pattern. Not enough. I try folding the fabric in a different way. Still not enough. I tell #1 Son that I can either make him long shorts or I can do a patchwork of fabric for the legs to make pants. He opts for long shorts.
Now the cats come out of the wood work. Their Spidey sense tells them that fabric and colorful pins and tissue paper are scattered all over the floor. Play time! So after wrangling Hemi and Princess to opposite corners (Lucy and Tiger gave up and went away) I was able to cut the pattern out and I'm ready to sew! Hmmmm. Why isn't it matching up? Did I cut it out wrong? Is the pattern wrong?? No, I'm trying to attach the wrong pieces. I've had too many distractions and I'm not concentrating (because I really NEED to concentrate when I sew). Ok now that I have that fixed I go to the sewing machine.
Not only do I have the wrong thread in the machine (it was a bright blue), but the bobbin thread is all jammed up. I fix that and change thread. It jams up again. I take out the bobbin thread and clean out the area. It still jams up.
At this point I shut the machine off, put the pile of fabric back on the craft table and walk away. Two hours of good intentions and I end up in hell.
This is why I knit.