Monday, October 13, 2008

Crafty Kathy

A day with no real plans stretches blissfully in front of me this morning. Ahhh. I am leaning toward getting crafy, by working to finish my quilt or making myself some maternity jeans, a la this helpful post. I may even have what I need already in the house for the jeans project -- if not, the Sandollar Thrift shop is not far away. I got my favorite Lucky Brand pre-pregnancy jeans there for $2.50.

I'm really not that much of a sewer...seamstress...whatever the term is, but I have always loved using sewing machines. It amazes me how they work. And if I can whip up a pair of jeans to take me through the next six weeks, that would give my yoga pants a much needed break. Then again, I have a couple of those Bella Bands. Maybe I can make some old jeans work using those instead....

My other project, which has been in the works for about 4 years now, is a scarf for my sister. She picked out the yarn to match her (then) new coat, and I am almost done with it, I'm just not sure how long it really needs to be. Finishing these craft projects is a weak spot for me, but I promised she would get to use the scarf this winter. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, so winter will be there any day now.

These wishes are a day late, but happy SEVENTEENTH anniversary to my sister and bro-in-law, and happy SIXTH anniversary to Brenda and M!

If I am going to get anything done, I better get off the couch. Does Columbus Day mean there is no postal service today?


kaaron said...

If your pregnancy thighs can fit into a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans, more power to you, sistah!

I'm sure your sister will love her scarf that much more.

Dunno about the mail and Columbus Day, but I am still waiting for mine.

Lost in Space said...

Awww, thanks for the sweet wishes. (:

I have an unfinished scarf I started knitting a couple years ago and a quilt that I cut the pieces for over 6 years ago. Somehow I don't think our 6 year old nephew will be interested in a train baby quilt. *sigh* Someday. Snap some photos if you got any of your projects completed. (: