Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Restorative TNT Pattern

After a full weekend of all out rodent warfare, which included 12 bags of trash, 3 packs of steel wool, 4 cans of expanding foam insulation, a small batch of quick-dry concrete and a happy (and $20 richer) 15 year old neighbor, I retreated to the workroom on Sunday night to play with a little fabric and get my brain back in order. This was after, of course, I completely tore out and reorganized the workroom because if there's any place in my house that could double as a mouse nest, it's the fabric storage area. No mousies, however - there's a point to letting Lily into the sewing room with me, she's obviously left some scent behind that's scared them off.

I'm still working on some basic tshirts from KS 3338 with those cotton jerseys from Jomar - so far, I've made myself one in creamsicle orange, and another in what the original American Eagle sticker called "Retro Blue." Mario also got one in that color, since it was a big remnant.


Sunday night's project was one of my favorite quick-and-easy patterns. Does it go without saying that it was from KwikSew? I've made KS 2694 three times now, once in a sweater knit, once in a rayon lycra jersey last year and now in the zig-zag print stretch velvet from last weekend's trip to Jomar.


Complicated projects have their times and places, but sometimes, you just really need a project that you can knock out, cutting to hemming, in 90 minutes. This was one of those projects.

6 comments:

Myra said...

Nice top, congrats on getting the little rodent.

Dawn said...

That's me too. Nothing like a TNT knit top to make you feel more sane. We had a mouse last year but somehow I mashed him in the garage door. Pretty? No. Effective? Damn right.

Lindsay T said...

I hear ya on TNTs. May tackle one next, in fact.

Rose said...

Cats are great for affection (as long as they are fed) and other things like keeping the mice at bay. It sounds like Lily is doing her job - good girl! Congrats on finishing all your clean-up work. I bet that feels good to be over. That is one nice looking 90 minute top!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that zigzag print!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I totally understand - love the tnt pattern made in some fabric that you just recently scored! See you Tuesday!!!