It's been a funny week. I've been under the weather still and it's left me feeling absolutely cream crackered. Maybe that's why I've also been a complete klutz. I've got scrapes and bruises all over from knocking into things. I keep having dopey spells, too, such as forgetting that there's food in the oven (it turns out that it tasted better than usual with a crispy crust...), using the conditioner instead of body wash, getting dressed in the wrong order etc.
We had an 5.4 earthquake centred 27 miles from here and I didn't notice it. I've had earache and my balance has been a little off, but I'm chalking that one up to my rickety little car's suspension. While it's a big relief that there was little to no injuries or damage, I still feel a little disappointed to have been completely oblivious. It's also a little unnerving to take your kids into a public restroom, only to have a nutty looking woman run up to you exclaiming "Did you feel that??"
This is my practice version of a peasant top for my daughter. I figured it would be a forgiving project, as it doesn't have to be a close fit and there are no fasteners. Perfect for a week like this. The main problem with it, though, is that you have no clue if it is going to be ok until close to the end. It's not until you thread the elastic in that it stops looking ridiculously large and shapeless. It probably would have helped if I had one in my possession to copy, but I just quickly measured her and then guessed how many inches to add so it would gather.
I really like it, though. I wouldn't have usually used topstitching thread, but that was the only thread in a matching colour that I had enough of. I'll probably make the sleeves a little shorter and tighter next time. I plan on making this one again. I hope I didn't throw out my rough pattern in a dopey moment...
Translation of the day:
UK English: cream crackered = rhyming slang for knackered
UK English: knackered = very tired or exhausted in US English. It can be used in everyday conversation, but "I'm knackered!" is probably not something you would exclaim at a job interview or while having tea with the Queen.