Well, after writing all about my legwarmers yesterday, I picked up my Still Light dress instead and worked on it for a couple hours! It's slow going: I've used about two and a half balls out of the nine:
Two things I always forget about alpaca: 1) it's slippery and 2) it's inelastic. Add those to the dark color I chose, and a simple design like this becomes a little tedious . . .
In other news, look what I did yesterday:
I remembered I had this Snapware container I had bought over the summer for storing nail polish. It didn't work for the polishes - they were way too heavy and the container was too slippery. But I wondered if my patterns would fit in there. And yes, they do! Perfectly!!
One level is for my Colette patterns, and the other level is for everything else:
And because I'm a little nuts, the Colette patterns I've already used are on one side, and the "virgin" ones are on the other. And on the other level, the Lisette patterns are on one side, and everything else on the other. This makes me happy.
This morning I got out my Peony stuff and sorted through it all. I'm trying to psych myself up to get back to it over the weekend. I've got my original size 2 muslin (doesn't fit); the size 2 muslin with SBA and darts shortened and moved (doesn't fit); and a size 0 muslin that I cut out and pinned the darts but didn't sew because I could tell they needed to be moved.
Honestly, I'm thinking it would be easier just to get a boob job and make my body fit the pattern, rather than continue trying to achieve the inverse. Does anyone have any sage words of advice for me on this matter? Any help would be greatly appreciated!