Saturday, February 04, 2006

Fear of Seaming

I've been making progress on the Ribby sleeve. It's now nearly as long as the first one was on Tuesday when I started back up on this project.
(The background fabric was made with leftover dye on Wednesday.) I'm nearly ready for blocking and seaming. I've never done any substantial seaming on a knitted garment before. You'd think that someone who's been sewing in one way or another for about 35 years wouldn't blink in the face of seaming, but you'd be wrong. I'm sure it will be OK once I get started. Seaming has also been the holdup on the pink baby bonnet.

Other than that, we've been having garden variety excitement such as this:

This is what happens when one of your helpers "washes" the dishes, using lots and lots of Dawn. Then you load the dishwasher, thinking you've rinsed off the dishwashing liquid enough, but you haven't! I wanted to post pictures of my husband using the wet vac to suck up the bubbles, but he felt it wasn't a very flattering pose.

Glacial progress continues on the paper piecing project so I'm not providing a photographic record. Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

OH, Diane, I'm sure you don't need me sitting on the sidelines laughing...but...I remember doing the exact same things with my two kids when they were little. Believe it or not, there will come a time when your daily life, today, will cause you tremendous nostalgia. grin!

I had two wonderful, bright, creative, trouble making kids .... and you have an extra one on me. Gotta love 'em.

:) Linda

Miriam said...

your post is so funny. this is something that i wouldn't think of taking a picture of, but i can relate to so well. while i've never had one of my kids put dawn in the dishwasher (yet) i always say it's worth it to train them to help, even if it gives you more work than if you did it yourself! this way when they're older they won't look at you like you're nuts when you ask them to load the dishwasher. so, kudos to you and hubbie for the extra work you put into your kids!

Elle said...

LOL!! I'm sorry, the dishwasher photo has me cracking up!