Let's be real--the last thing I need to do is start a new project. We all know I have plenty of UFOs lying around already. (Plus, I now realize I forgot to include another sweater-in-progess in that UFO post.) Not to mention the projects that aren't so much unfinished as they are flailing. And my gift knitting that I can't show you. And of course, the glider. And the novel I'm sort of working on. And the mandolin that I'm not practicing enough. And the fact that I'm trying to fit all this in around work, social life, and so on, at what is pretty much the busiest time of year for me.
Call me fickle, or unfocused, or whatever, but the change of seasons makes my attention wander. I mean, come on: there are so many pretty colors and textures, and I need new clothes. Since I got rid of so much stuff I wasn't using, there's all this room in my closet now, waiting to be filled up with more wearable garments. Money isn't as tight as it has been (knock on wood), so I can go out more now, which makes me feel more interested in clothes again.
So, maybe it wasn't a great idea, but I cut out the pieces for a Pendrell blouse the other day.
Although Pendrell seems like a pretty straightforward pattern, I have some concerns about this project. From what I've read on some other sewing blogs, the pattern runs kind of big, and I'm a bit gun-shy about fitting issues right now. Also, the length seems insane (26" for the size 4??), so I know I need to shorten it, but by how much? And should I take the length off the hem, or from somewhere in the middle?
To many of you, I'm sure the obvious solution is for me to make a test garment first, and work out the kinks that way. But geez, people, I don't have the patience for that! At the rate I'm going, by the time I'd made a test garment, I'd have lost interest in the project altogether. As it is, I'm not sure when I think I'm going to have time to sew this together once, let alone twice.
Gah, I'm getting agitated and overstimulated just thinking about it. Fall does this to me. Fall also made me buy some dark chocolatey brown nail polish over the weekend, which is hilarious, because with all these things I'm supposed to be doing with my hands, how do I think I'll manage to sit still long enough to paint my nails?