I was thrilled with how this long-sleeved bolero looked after I finished it. I thought the "desert sunrise' color pathway from Great Balls of Fiber spun up into the suggested colors, but the problem is that I don't apparently wear a long sleeved bolero, ever. It hangs in the closet next to my trip knitting sock-yarn short sleeve cardi which I wear all the time. It became a repurpose causality.
I decided a short-sleeve cardi is more useful than a closet space hog. It's going to be stripey - oh well.
I've placed the fabrics for my rag rugs to-be on the table and every time I walk through the dining room, I adjust them, trying to decide which ones to use for the next set of placemats.
I asked Ian to pick some pickling cucumbers from the farmers market yesterday while he was picking up tomatoes from the Hmong farm. No one has tomatoes like theirs. We got pickling cucumbers in our CSA basket this week, so I've made refrigerator pickles here, and now I have to decide what to do with rest. Maybe snacks? I also made pesto today as our basil wants to bolt. Yummy aromas on both counts. As of this evening, I'm leaning towards this group of fabrics in the foreground for the next set of placemats. My stock it low - I really need to make a trip to Mill Ends Fabrics and visit their dollar bin. I get crazy rejects, stuff that didn't get colored across the whole role or maybe a truck drove over - I try to check in about once a month. It's a little under four yards for a set of four placemats and it's kinda satisfying to know that this fabric gets a do-over.
I'm adding this almost as a post-script. I commented on Facebook that I didn't realize it was possible to spend to $62.00 on a bra. I had gone to Macy's for a fitting and walked away happier, but poorer. I was astounded by the comments back, all saying they were great fans of Wacoal, which is the brand I had just been fitted for and had never heard of before. I thought I'd pass that one on.