Friday, July 2, 2010

A Finished Object On Finishing Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got up bright & early this morning to find my little side-kick just waiting for some sewing time.
I've been anxiously waiting as well, but my waiting is just not that cute.  I'd cut out a jacket while Jeeves was gone, and just put the finishing touches to project number 52

Here's an important lesson:  Under any other circumstances I would never have finished this jacket.  The material--while it will be totally fun to wear--is so light that it was a nightmare to cut out, and I only managed to finish the narrow hem around the ENTIRE jacket by utilizing all my pins as well as scotch tape and; a fabric glue stick that I REALLY hope is as water-soluble as it says it is.  Luckily, I was so excited to be able to sew again that I didn't even swear while making it--which Andy will tell you is a really remarkable feat for me, if not an absolute first.

I would have started sewing last night, but there were a few technical details to attend to.  Know what this is?
This is a power strip.  NOT a surge protector.  I realize I may be the only one on the planet who didn't know that, and that may be what caused poor Jeeves to fry a circuit board
though I might have just really irritated him.  At any rate, this
really IS a surge protector, complete with a little foot switch, which Andy says will be good in case of storms.  We're having a lot of severe storms here so far this summer, so I didn't want to risk running Jeeves until we had a real surge protector, so that's why there was no sewing last night.  Instead....
A new baby sweater!  Andy's sweater is getting a bit long for really portable knitting, and nothing involving beads is portable, so I decided to cast on for a Baby Reefer Jacket.  I'm knitting the front & back pieces as one, and as it's mostly stockinette it is going rather quickly.  I LOVE projects like that.

Now, the big test for Jeeves.....embroidery.  I'm hoping to finish the summer towels tonight.  And then..........


Janet said...

Congratulations on getting Jeeves back and running! Very nice jacket. And love the purple baby sweater project. Theo looks absolutely enthralled with the sewing. Must be a happy camper now. Have fun!

RobinH said...

The jacket is beautiful and elegant. And sorry to hear that Jeeves is not himself again. :(