Greetings, and dear Cynthia!
The "SuperNova turned boring vee-neck" experiment is OVER! Here it is blocking, and almost dry. I'll get a picture of me wearing it in the next couple of days...
Marie -- Thank you for your suggestion about stitching the separation in the first version of the vee on the inside to hold things together. If the center separates again (and it is separating just a little bit already, though not to the extent the first version did), I'm going to follow your advice on that.
Linda L -- Thank you for the recipe for rolls! They sound yummy, and I'm definitely going to try that, though can I have your mom's phone number so that she may help me figure out when they are done? :-)
This brings my tally of Mission Possible:2008 projects to six completed, six remaining.
Remember my Tangled Yoke Cardigan? I was going full steam on this one during the knitting part, though once I realized how flimsy the button bands were going to be, I ran out of steam and took some time to figure out what I want to do with it. I purchased some gross grain ribbon to experiment with putting machine buttonholes into the ribbon before I sewed it to the back of the buttonhole band of the sweater (thank you Elizabeth for that suggestion). I used some fusible interfacing on the back side of the ribbon, and I think this is going to work: I also considered reworking the front edges so that I could put in a "hidden" zipper, though in the end, I decided that I would prefer the look of buttons on this sweater.
What do you think I should go with: Plain pink, or pink with white dots on it?I looked at a lot of various ribbon samples, and would have really loved to find some with pinks and browns, though nothing really worked for me except for these two options.
We continue to look forward to next week's election. It's been a bit comical lately. Another campaign worker was at my house dropping off some signs, and so I had my front door open as I was talking to him, and we both observed the incumbent putting up a sign across the street from me. Five minutes later, another person working on our campaign went over to talk to the lady who lives in that house. The next evening, another campaign worker was picking something up from me and standing outside my door, and I was talking to her with the door open as we both observed the incumbent park his car, then pull his sign out of the yard across the street, put it into his trunk, and drive off. Of course he noticed us watching him do this... He looked so pathetic that I actually felt sorry for him. Then, I read some quotes of his in the newspaper yesterday which technically aren't lies to the "letter", though certain details were not included which changed the whole "spirit" of the message... So, though he wasn't lying in the true sense of the word, he was misleading, and the reason so many in this district are fed up. (Ahem...I've got a little baggage about this.....) In any case, I know of at least three houses which have incumbent signs in front of them because they just didn't want to have to "deal" with the incumbent when he asked if he could put them there, or because somebody in the house gave him permission when the real decision makers (voters) weren't home, etc. By sign count alone, "the good guy" is doing extremely well. Again, after Tuesday next week, we'll have our final answer.....
Today's the last day of Spring Break! That means that next week, I'll get more time to myself! It's been fun, though I'm a creature of routine and am always glad when things get back to "normal," whatever that is...