Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Teeny Tiny Twenty-One "Chunky-Spun" and a very slow day
The good news about going to get more thread and fabric was that today was Prez day and they were having a sale on fabrics. 20% off, so that's good. Also, the girl who cut my fabric said I should use the super strong sharp needles instead of the mostly strong denim needles. So I got ten of those in anticipation of more breaking. I've gotten better at not breaking them, though.
I also got some pretty deep red and leaf green taffeta on sale for another rose. Soon as I'm done with these punching bags I'm going to start sewing those. I got some pretty rayon embroidery thread to do the satin stitch on the roses, too. I'm excited for them. The bad news is the cutting out of pieces takes a lot of time. I'm thinking for this red rose I'll try just folding the fabric and cutting two at a time and seeing how that works. I won't have to cut certain petals out of specific colors with the red like I did with the pink ombre cotton I have, so that will work out well. Also less waste this way.
And to compensate for getting up so late, I went to lab after orchestra and ran a gel and spread some antibiotics on some plates in anticipation of streaking to singles. The strains aren't growing as quickly as I would like, though. Hopefully they will be done by Wednesday. Also, the gel came out funny. Will be asking B wtf.
And now for the socks. I just grabbed a skein at random and happened to pick one of the first yarns I hand spun. It's super uneven because I was just figuring out how to control the speed of the fiber, etc. It's just corridale wool, so probably too scratchy for a tiny baby foot, but I suppose one could always put a small, thin, soft sock on the baby foot first and then top with these. *shrug*
Pattern is just a 1x1 ribbing.
And that is all for tonight. I thought I would stay up all night to get my sleeping back on schedule because lab meeting is at nine...but now I think I'm kind of tired. So I'm actually going to go to bed!