Saturday, January 14, 2012

Details, Details...............

Just in case you haven't tried it, walking in a pool for an hour is exhausting.  Or it is if you've spent the majority of the last 7 weeks laying on heating pads.  I think, though, that it is helping my back, so I have been able to do another small sewing project:
Music coasters.  I've made two sets of 6--one for us to keep and one to go in the gift bin.  They aren't very elaborate, and I could only sit long enough to sew one set at a time, but somebody was very happy:
I think he might have enjoyed "get well kitty" status, but nothing compares with sewing. 

Taking advantage of a day without any need for even the smallest bit of Valium, I finally did the math and laid out the plans for the Valentine's basket vest,
and have almost completed the ribbing.  I've decided on a pattern that will have the ribbing stretching into a ribbing and cable pattern, so I think only two inches of ribbing with the smaller needles will be necessary.  I haven't gotten to all the details--like when to insert the armholes and divide for the neck--but who needs to worry about such tiny details just yet?  Hmmmmm, I wonder how long that Valium stuff stays in the body.......?