Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Pretty Please?

May I have an invite to Ravelry? Pretty please? I signed up to be a beta tester, but I'm still waiting on what I'm sure must be a very long list. It just looks so cool and organized, two things of which I am not.

P.s. With the help of S, the almost-husband, Lelah is going to be frogged and re-done. The idea of cutting and sewing her makes me kind of queasy. I orginally cast on 220 stitches (teh stupid) on size 7's. The correct amount? 166 on 7's. 54 stitches less should make it mighty faster!

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Quilting Weekend

I spent a lovely gray Saturday making the pillow from my Quilt it kit. It was a lot easier and faster than I expected. Maybe I'm not a sewing reject after all.

When I was in college one of my roommates talked me into taking a costume construction class with her. (She was a theater major.) It sounded like and easy elective credit. The professor was a white haired drama queen named Shelia, who was full of all kinds of pronouncements. Her favorite one was "wonky". No matter what you did wrong, it would dismissively deemed wonky and you had to start all over again. Her assistant, and antidote, was a tiny middle eastern woman named Homa, who was as short as Shelia was tall, and as nice as Shelia was mean. She helped all of the students and if it wasn't for her, we all would have failed.

So anyway, for our final we had to make a vest and model it on the last day of class. Mine was a crazy reversible thing made out of hot pink fleece and decorative zigzag stitching on one side and navy blue terry cloth and an assortment of patches and ribbons on the other. Homa did a great job on it.

We get to the fashion show, and I'm rather proud because no one else did a reversible vest. I'm strutting around on one of the tables (it was part of the grade) and evil Shelia pointed a mean finger at me and announces to the class, "Oh yeah, that's the one with all of the crap on it".

At least I graduated from wonky.

I'm really pleased with my pillow, which is wonky in all the right places. It's really the first thing I've sewn since then, if you don't count the stuffies that I made everyone for Christmas a couple of years ago with limited success.

I'm really grateful for a quick and easy FO. As you can see from the picture above, yarn is not being so kind to me.