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Archive for June, 2009

The sweaters

Well, I finished yesterday. Not too far behind schedule. I hope to deliver them tomorrow.

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My best shot…

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Riverwalk

We headed down to San Antonio a couple of weekends ago for a little family escape. I never get tired of the hidden moments you can find in the midst of the bustle.
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Another place I love to visit is the Alamo. It’s not a place with a beautiful history, but it’s become a beautiful place nonetheless.  This is my best shot.
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Twins

Some good friends recently had twins, and I am determined to give them their sweaters before the week is out.  Sounds crazy, I know, but I have this yarn and this pattern.  And between the two of them, I shall prevail.

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This is the first one; I still have to do the sleeves.  I’m 2/3 of the way through the body of the second.
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I’m working on another pair of socks.  These will theoretically be a Christmas present, if I can learn from experience that knitting in the round at the park while chasing a preschooler is not my forte.  We’ll see.  (I’m also miffed that I dropped one of my dpns through the decking at the park last week.  I’ve not worked on the sock since.  I recognize that as revenge against the playscape, this is not effective.)

In other news, the garden is looking good.  The hailstorm that bashed our cars up and knocked down tree branches last week knocked off a solitary tomato.
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I’m hoping to get a few tomatoes this year.  There’s a lot on the bushes, it’s just that the tot runs out and gobbles them down the second they’re ripe.  I am going to have to get sneaky.

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Sewing up a storm.

Sort of.  I spent the weekend going through the sewing basket and finishing up some projects.  Joe had worn through the elbow of a favorite shirt, so I made it into a short sleeve for him.  That at least went well.  I tried making the chopped off sleeves into a pair of shorts for Gwen, but I just didn’t have enough length so they because pants for one of her dolls.  I picked out the seams to take the skirt off a tie-dye dress I’ve had since I was 15 – it was great for volunteering at the county library during the summer, but was one of those purchases my mom made back when she didn’t want anyone to know I had a figure.  Well, she still doesn’t but is no longer in control of my wardrobe.  The plan was to sew a casing and put a drawstring in.  I knew the skirt was going to be huge, but it was beyond all bounds of reason.  Once I separated it from the bodice, thereby removing all the gathering, you could have fit eight of me in there.  So, I’ll still wear it but it’s not exactly going to be a fashion statement.  At least I still love the fabric.  I mended a few shirts of mine that aren’t really going to go back in public but will be good for wearing aroundthe yard for gardening and maybe for trips to the park.  I also made Gwen a new pair of seersucker pants, but I don’t think they’re going to fit.  Not that she would stand still for one second to let me measure her in any way.  Ah well, they’ll fit some kid or other.  Of course if her determination never to try them on continues, I can live in happy ignorance for the rest of my days.  No pictures because frankly I am just wildly unimpressed with the products.  Ah well.

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