Completely Bonkers

My daughter was sick with a fever of 103.1 on Sunday. Her fever broke on Monday but she had a slight fever last night. She woke up this morning normal and her behavior has been normal since Monday also. On the advice of my mom and husband I took her to school only to be sent home because she has not been fever free for 24 hours. I knew this was the advice I should follow based on the internet telling me so. The moral of this story is that you as the mom or wife are usually right. We could have slept in today arggghhh.

So when I got home and got my mail my Plucky Classics shipment had arrived. The name of the yarn kind of made me laugh after my morning and weekend. The color is called Completely Bonkers and its in the Primo Fingering base.

IMG_4304It’s a pretty red. I quite like it. I was thinking that I need to join a yarn club this year. I forgot that Im already in this one! My last twisted sock club package has been mailed so look for details on that one soon.

Yesterday I decided to stop my obsessive knitting and get some lingering sewing projects done. The sad thing is that once I decided to finish this stuff it took like 2 hours. I had one pair of pajama pants to finish. A shirt to match, and a nightgown to make. The fact that I had cut all the stuff already made it go quickly. All I had to do on the pants was finish the waistband. The shirt and nightgown had not been worked on at all. So now my nephew, son, and daughter all have matching pajamas in very comfy knit fabric.

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My son hated his pajamas. He refused to keep them on so I had to snap iphone photos. The pants will fit him for a while. The shirt was a bit snug. The shirt issue doesn’t surprise me as I was winging it on the construction. I’m not a good winger. I forgot to take pictures of my nephews set before sending them home with him.  I decided not to cut the toys and general disarray out of the pictures. My blog readers should know my reality ha! (Maybe I should have cut the one legged naked baby doll out of the next picture? Sensitive readers I’ve warned you ha!)

photo 2My daughter’s nightgown was based on a pattern from a Sew it All magazine. I ditched their instructions too and just used the pattern pieces. You were supposed to use elastic thread in your bobbin and sew the armholes and the neckline with it. I did not have elastic thread so I just made a casing around the neckline and put in elastic. The little flutter sleeve caps looked nice unfinished so I left them that way. Most of the pajama construction was done on the serger. Boy that thing really makes knits easy. The hems were done with the regular machine.  My daughter always crosses her legs like she’s a celebrity posing for a picture. I have no idea where she got that from. Now I can get back to work on my quilt. For some reason I can knit for years and years on the couch and have the kids behave somewhat. When I go to the sewing machine they become terrors. So no sewing during the day. That cuts down on my productivity because I don’t like to stay up late. I need sleep!

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