Utter misery if you want the truth.
To complicate matters communication between CA and OR could be better. California has deemed from the CA border to Highway 66 Level 2 on the evacuation scale. Preparedness is a good thing and everyone who lives in a fire zone, an earthquake zone, a flood zone, tornado alley etc. should have a plan and be prepared during these seasons or events. Panic is another thing. This area should be on alert, Level 1. It is further away than the Beaver Creek complex was a few years ago and they have some pretty darn good fire lines drawn and resources on it. Anyway, poor Gene has been on the phone non-stop during waking hours with scared and worried residents. The sheriff's department handled some fundamental things poorly if not at all. So, the first fire of the season and we're working the kinks out. You would think it would be better than this.
In other news, since life goes on, the Jalie Scrub top is a work of wonder.
It is a complicated bit of sewing but oh so beautifully drafted and well fitting.
This was a generic make, for the gals to try on and tell me what needed to be done to fit them better. It is my size but if I was making it for myself I would shorten the waist about an inch, otherwise it fits beautifully. I will gt feedback this week from the techs.
I also made the Style Arc boyfriend shirt. I love the covered placket.
The dang cuffs gave me fits. I took them off at last 3 times and then, discovered that I had made two left sleeves by not paying attention to my chalk X marking the wrong side of a fabric that is the same on both sides... I gave up.
I had worked and reworked this garment to DEATH. The collar stand was a crappy fit and needed to be recut and the collar reset. Sigh. What to do. Now I love the look of that funky cuff and I love the hidden placket and I can do those easy enough on a better fitting classic shirt pattern. This is going to be my summer of button down shirt testing I think. :-)
The blanket warp was finished and Master Kilvin made quick work of it.
Sadly I could not put the warp on Mongo because I realized I didn't have a pair of lease sticks long enough nor warp packing sticks. Dawn had sectionally warped this loom, dispensing with the need for those items. So tomorrow will find me wandering the isles of Home Depot along with a half dozen other errands.
This is where Master Kilvin lives when he's not working
and this is one of the last of the placemats on Buttercup. Love those colors!
Tour de Fleece has started and I am finishing up some Inglenook Fibers yarn I've had spun but not plied.
Then it's onto Firefly!
Fire on the Mountain...of course!
Parting shot: Not a creature was stirring.....