Socks to the rescue

Loksins1 Today I’d hoped to show you a completed dress I’m sewing from pretty aubergine striped fabric.  It’s a shirtwaist dress with a tailored collar and bottom ruffle.  I’ve been very slowly sewing it and completed the sewing yesterday.  I sat down and began cutting open the buttonholes and, let’s all sit down, sliced through the buttonhole right at the bosom.  Sliced clean through and out the side.  Hysterics ensued.  Enough said.

The dress had a time out for the rest of the day and I decided to finish my second Loksin.  I mean, socks never hurt anyone.  Unlike some evil buttonhole/seam ripper conspiracy.  Deep breath.  I finished up my sock despite the blazing temperatures we’re having, and WORE them for about an hour until I came close to having the very rare footsie heat stroke.  Then back into my Reefs.

Loksins are awesome and you all need to make them.  That’s my pattern review.  You can purchase the Loksins pattern here and I used about 1.5 balls of Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra in color "Heath" which is pea green to my eye, to make socks for my size 6 tootsies.

The dress will have to have some surgery and unpicking done.  I’m not mad at it today (well not too mad), so maybe you’ll see it among the living soon.  Damn seam ripper from hell – that I am mad at.