I have three projects on the go. I am knitting my Canadian cloud. Lord knows when it will be finished. Stupid things takes 45 minutes per row and each row progresses the thing 1/8 of an inch (3 mm). It needs to be a yard long (just shy of a meter). It is small and piddly and so I struggle with my eyes getting tired, my mind getting bored or my time running out. I am averaging 5 rows a week. I may finish it next year!
For the month of August, Historical Sew Monthly has a pattern challenge. I’ve got 3 or 4 days to go…. and I’ve only got the thing cut out!
My Spanish dress is done but it does need a hat before I wear it out next week. This is my inspiration.
I found a mans straw hat at a thrift store and I soaked it and chopped it to reshape it. I should have taken a before picture but forgot/got too lazy to set up the camera. It is a standard man’s hat that looked a lot like this one.
I tried to separate the strips by cutting just the sewing but some of the straw still broke and will be very rough so today I think I will be covering the edges in bias tape (and calling it a decorative choice rather than a necessity) and hopefully trimming it.
The hat project seems the best choice for today as I am stoned on my migraine medication and sewing or knitting would be a very bad choice indeed! Writing a blog post is likely a bad move too. Tomorrow, I could be looking at it and thinking “this is gibberish!”
I now head to Netflix and commence sewing down my trim….