Monday, June 04, 2012

Boy Scout vs. Cowboy

A relatively short and photo-free post today. Either that or no post at all since I don’t have any pics to share right now. I’ve been either out in the garden weeding or walking to the shops in those rare moments between the rain clouds. The weather has been very changeable and it’s rather dark and cold here on the Wet Coast today. My poor cucumbers and squashes need little umbrellas and woolly sweaters. They are shivering in their roots!

Today’s title refers to my Discharged Scarf. It refuses to stay put in my preferred “cowboy” style with the points in the front and wiggles around to the “boy scout” tails in front position any chance it can get. It also won’t stay tied unless I put a square knot in it. My thin cotton scarves and my knitted lace triangles only need a single half-knot to stay put nicely. This beast is a bit of a rebel! I’m learning to let it do its own thing rather than fight the inevitable. It’s a new look for me.

I do like this silk crepe enough to go back to the remaining piece to cut a long narrow scarf from it. I plan to bring it along to the Spectrum Study Group meeting on Thursday to work on the hemming. Hopefully I can do it without the magnifier light. At least I’ve had some recent stitching practise and know to bring along the leather thimble and the Thread Heaven. Along with a potluck dish, of course.

You might be happy to know that I’ve finally started sewing the “muslin” for the Pleat-Neck Blouse. Since I would prefer to make this a wearable (if possible) muslin and it needs to be nearly completed before it can be tried on, I’m doing a proper job of it including interfacing. I also decided to sew with cotton thread so that it will take the dye later. If it does turn out wearable, there is no way I’m leaving it that pale brownish mauve. Ick. I have dye and I know how to use it!

We were going to go out and garden some more this morning but it appears to be raining again. Oh well. Maybe we’ll start on the bathroom cleaning and painting job instead.

1 comment:

Heather said...

You are such a dynamo! I like the rainy days because I don't feel quite so guilty sitting inside and stitching. My bathroom needs painting desperately but it needs a sunny day so I can have the windows open. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!