My favorite flannel pajama pattern is wrong on the yardage and layout.
I discovered this the first time I used the pattern--even getting out a tape measure and doing the math to prove that their proposed layout doesn't work for anything except the extra-small and is wildly off for a medium--but had extra fabric so I was able to make it work. So, when I bought the music and roses flannel, I planned for the error and bought extra yardage. Five and a half yards, which is theoretically the amount I was able to make work last time. And,
I felt it best to walk away, and now have an idea. The extra 1/2 yard will allow me to cut out one sleeve easily. For the second, I'm going to cut out the front and the back, dipping slightly into the seam allowance for the back. That will leave me free to cut out the second sleeve with shortages only in the seam allowances, and after the first cut, I'll patch the fabric, then trim the patches into the right size for the blasted seam allowance in the first place. Not perfect, but it will be a finished object. I haven't tried this out or anything, but they are just pajamas and won't generally be seen in public. Theo is on-hand for moral support,
The last two days have been harder on my back than anticipated, so I've been doing a fair bit of knitting on my WIPs, including the Alice Starmore sweater on size two needles, so I don't have anything to show for my efforts, but last night I started colorwork ornament number 16:
And now that I've stalled long enough, it's time to cut out those blasted pajamas! Wish me luck!