Sunday, February 24, 2019

slip sliding away...

in which our plucky heroine suffers from butter fingers...



This morning began with my intention to refill the box-o-meds for the coming week, when to my dismay, a small bottle of needful medication slipped from my fingers and gravity sent it south, spraying the remainder of the tiny thyroid tablets across the floor. Sigh. Should probably waited until I was more awake to tackle the task, and now I have to buy a months worth of medication out of pocket. In the future, will do the refills over a baking pan, instead of just over the countertop, for safety's sake. Once back from the pharmacy, washing dishes was the next task of the weekend... and... oops, clearing the sink my grasp on a soup bowl slipped, and it somehow banged into the mini crock pot liner so hard that they both cracked! Taking extra care will be the watchword for the rest of the day...
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I'm quite happy with my new everyday dress, though it was too cold and damp this morning to go outside and take photos. Each time I sew one of my TNT patterns, I try and either improve it or adapt some detail, for variety sake. In this case, the plan was to improve the lower sleeve edge, by shaping the straight bottom edge into a complex curve. Having the back of the sleeve edge longer than the inner front will keep the sleeve from hiking up so much when my arms are curved naturally, or when in use; the back of the arm measures longer than the front when in that position. This was my first time trying out this variation, and I am delighted to find that it works a treat!
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Took a few minutes after breakfast to stitch the fallen button (that got snagged on my bike handlebars) back on my recombinant wooly cardigan. Then I spent a bit more time trying out this alternative way of dealing with multiple colors in one row of knitting. It might be "slower", but it is much less annoying, and as a bonus, it seems to make it easier to do a good job of keeping the floats on the back suitably relaxed to avoid puckering.

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And, to end the week with a note of beauty and color on this blustery cold damp day, here are some flowers from the grocery floral section:
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February SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 bright feathers top for Mom leaky undersinkbag to Goodwill
2 taupe/teal feathers knit top neckline bindingbag to Goodwill
3 11 4oz jars marmalademore chips spread bag to Goodwill
4 mushroom print blouse
chicken bedding bag to Goodwill
5 Seville marmaladebutton replaced rusty toolbox
6 4 jars Awesome Sauce x x
7 Pomelo marmalade x x
8 blood orange marmalde x x
9 indigo pinstripe dress
x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

today's gratitude - the kindness of friends, which makes my life both possible, bearable, and delightful...

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