So here is the sweater that I finished for my baby sister's 21st birthday:

**SEE?! See that! There! Behind the SWEATER!... It's the work-room FLOOR! The one that [ profile] liz_bet helped me find last night! I haven't seen that since PENNSIC!!!**

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Now I just have to get it boxed up and sent. Hopefully I'll have time to get to the post-office on Saturday. I'll probably need to write myself a note, or I'll forget.

After [ profile] liz_bet left last night, I used the rest of my steam to do about 3 loads of laundry in order to clear the bedroom floor... I still need to re-sort my garb, but that will only take a few minutes... For tonight's labors (aside from the framing and matting of awards) I'm torn between the backlog of spinning I need to do in order to finish up that last half-sleeve on the Friedy Sweater OR attempting to use up some of the linen I've accumulated... Now that my work-room is clean, I'm beginning to feel an urge to sew.

Zig and I really don't have plans to go to any events soon... Maybe Boar's Head, but I'd like to (for once) make a dress that wasn't concieved the NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT (and is therefore held together mostly with safety pins). Plus I've always admired the simplicity of the fitted gothic dresses, but have never been brave enough to try making one. The sleeves are still a bit mysterious to me, but I'm sure that with enough extra fabric, [ profile] liz_bet will help me get it all sorted out.

The frustrating thing for me is that in all the zillion websites I've been to that are devoted to the construction of this dress, none of them really covers how to go about fitting the sleeve. There are entire photo journals devoted to the proper fitting of the bust, but since I haven't GOT a bust, that's not the part I'm worried about. I've got ARMS. And those arms require sleeves. And sleeves have always been somewhat difficult for me... Probably because I'm too lazy to use the required number of pins.

ANYWAY, if anyone has made a gothic fitted dress, and would like to assist me in this endeavor, please feel free to volunteer to sort me out...


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