Saturday, October 21, 2006

I can't help but notice that comments on the blog are down drastically. Was it the revelation of my possibly Star-Trek-themed dream? And my subsequent daydreaming about being the much-appreciated refit-overseeing Commander Elston Smith? Was it the revelation of my newfound love for Theo Kojak? Too much information? Are you all out there feeling uneasy and slowly backing away from the computer?

Here's where I am in the Fisherlad Guernsey:

Finished the front and back, sewed up shoulders (well, actually three-needle-bound-them-off), picked up and finished collar, picked up and now working down one of the sleeves. You know how I feel about sleeves, but I am just doing them. Just gritting my teeth and doing them. Soon they will be done, and I won't have to think about sleeves for a while. I think my next project will be a vest. I've never done a vest before - why?? Am I crazy? Vests have no sleeves!! Stay tuned...

And, in even more monumental news, look at this!!!!! Yes, it is the Beast Boy costume! I cut, I sewed!


Seamy Goodness

Here's the checklist I made earlier:

1. Cut side of fabric - CHECK!
2. Sew up sides, leaving space for armholes. - CHECK!
3. Hem armholes - CHECK!
4. Sew up shoulders, leaving space for head - CHECK!
5. Hem neckline - CHECK!
6. Cut center bottom panel out for "shorts"
7. Hem around "shorts"
8. Cut slit down the back for easy entry/egress - CHECK!
9. Hem said slit - CHECK!
10. Position velcro strips along back slit for custom fit

All I have to do is make the "shorts" and position the velcro. I must say I'm quite pleased with myself, sewing-wise. I was too scared to change the thread that was already on the machine from last year's stocking liners, so that is why the thread is red. But, c'mon, who cares? Now the question is, will Gus wear the tights?


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Cut the very toe and heel of the tights and call them leggings -- maybe that'd be less girly to him?

1:54 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

HA! Let's wait and see.

I was in fact, so overcome with renewed passion for you because you have Star Trek dreams that I was rendered speechless, left without the power to leave a sufficiently respectful, yet fawning comment that you share, at least in your subconscious, my attachment to Star Trek.

You are far ahead of me. I have yet to buy the fabric for Helena's costume.

7:24 PM  
Blogger diana said...

CG - I was thinking of doing that if the tights (ahem "sports leggings") proved unacceptable. But I don't want to have to cut them if I don't have to.

SM - your comment made me laugh out loud!! I'm glad that you too are a Star Trek-kind-of-gal and that I didn't make you too uneasy with my bizarre dream.... I wonder what Helena's costume will be??? You're a sewer - you could make her anything!!

8:09 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Stuntmother - please note that in my comment, when I said, "You are a sewer" I meant someone who sews, rather than the place where garbage goes.

I think I should have said "seamstress"?? crazy english language [exits muttering to herself....]

7:21 AM  
Blogger eyeknit said...

Love, Love, Love the Gansey! My Fisherlad could use one like that.

12:43 PM  
Blogger diana said...

EK - I highly recommend the pattern. I lurve the Yankee Knitter patterns - and the yoke is just a simple knit/purl pattern. AND the sizing goes up to men's large - so you could making matching Fisherlad and FisherDAD sweaters!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

MM, any superhero knows that they're called sports leggings so it's good thing you are using the proper vernacular. When I read your comment to SM I thought you were being offensive. I don't think I have ever really seen "sew-er" typed out. whaa, haaa, haa!

7:51 AM  

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