Tourism, Giants cowl

Yesterday and today were about hanging out with my husband’s old friends from high school (in Connecticut).

  

 

  I’ve been pretty much tired out, but tonight I finally talked undoing my faulty Kitchener on my Giants cowl. It took some time, and I dropped a couple of stitches, but I finished the repair!

  Hopefully daylight will offer a good chance for a photo shoot.  It’s a pretty cool fan item, isn’t it?

Halloween, part 2

My main goal today (aside from grocery shopping!) was to make some progress in the Wee Girl’s Halloween costume. I’m glad I set aside a big chunk of time for this, because there are a lot of steps to this pattern! Here are a few:

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Bib sewn on, bodice lining also sewn in.

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Bodice finished aside from sewing the sleeves in (and adding the zipper, which comes much later).

I’m betting that by now you can probably tell what/who the Wee Girl is going to be for Halloween!

As you can see, this is no quickie pattern! The bodice is fully lined, the puffy sleeves are a bit involved, etc. (and perhaps the construction took me some time to comprehend!) But one thing I love about handmade things- the quality will be really good- this fabric will last, the seams won’t tear after one or two uses; it’ll be sturdy. And loved, I hope!

In other news, it has been HOT in San Francisco!! So hot that the beach with friends was definitely the right choice for this afternoon.

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“Mommy, I’m learning to surf!”
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It couldn’t have been nicer!