I’ve not posted much the last few months because I am all *boo’d up. Well, at first I was busy with work / election. But, now, I’m just **boo’d up. Being boo’d up presents a certain set of challanges to my home life. The first thing to take a hit is always sewing, as you have helpfully addressed before. I’ve decided this time to go with the hot-and-heavy and sew when I’m able. As my mom has so delicately said, “It won’t always be like this. So, enjoy it while you can.” It also seems that my yard is never quite mowed and my house is never exactly in order. But, I’m adjusting.
I’ve also been watching an OBSCENE amount of football this season. Previously, football season meant time to myself. But, not with this one. Football is a social activity that all the friends watch (women included). I mean, I’ve watched more football in the last two months than I have in 30+ years. This of course means that once or twice a week I’m sitting on a sofa, boo’d up, with nothing to do but eat and watch football.
I tried to take Elizabeth’s advice and take up knitting again. I mean, I’ve been working on this scarf for two years now. Seemed like a perfectly reasonable thing for me to do during a game. Well, I’m not good enough at knitting to stop and start. Lindsay T has suggested I may actually come to *like* football. It happened with her and baseball. Right now, I’m just aiming for basic comprehension.
What I AM able to do during games is handwork. Heh. Enter, my red trenchcoat. This coat has needed buttonholes since May. Yeah. This is one of my two major UFOs. My automatic buttonholer couldn’t accomodate my 1.5 inch buttons. These buttons were purchased in the UK special for this coat and there was no way I wasn’t going to use them. I decided to do handworked buttonholes and put them on during Michigan and Ravens games over a couple of weekends. What’s funny is it took several weeks for it to even occur to me that I could make my own buttonholes!!
I understand that handworked buttonhoeles are more couture. But, my handwork is shyte. But, at least I have buttons for my coat!
Oh, before you ask. The collar is totally jacked. It’s off center by about 1 inch due to a massive #FAIL on my part back in March when I started the project.
Next… hemming. Seriously. All I have to do now is hem this trench and stitch down the shoulder pads (how do you like those pins on the left shoulder?). I may actually get to wear it while it’s still cool but not yet cold!
* There’s no pithy nickname for the current boo yet.
** Boo’d up. I’ve noticed an age and cultural divide on knowing the meaning of boo’d up. Here’s what Urban Dictionary has.