Spent most of my free time yesterday looking at rentals (duplexes, but one or two apartments as well). We found one other place that interests us, but because we haven’t heard back from the other landlords yet, we’re sort of in limbo. Very frustrating. I’m going to call them today and prod them to make a decision. It’s been an entire week! and as much as we love their rental house, we also need to finalize where we’re going to live.
And I am exhausted. It’s been 12-16 hour days at work all week, and I’m up again at 6:30am on a Sunday because there is yet MORE to be done. We have a HUGE project deadline on Friday, and unfortunately, I’m the glue holding everything together. So life is going to be an unholy misery for the next week or so. After that it should ease up a bit.
The good news is that I do work from home so I can take the occasional short break to “sanity weave”. It’s what’s keeping me from going utterly nuts. Also, I made it to my guild meeting yesterday (part of it at least) and I found a fellow guild member who understands tailoring! and is willing to teach me what I need to know. So I am going over there on Tuesday night to talk to her about it, taking my fabric and various interfacings along. I think that will help a lot. And as tired as I am, I want to make room for my creative pursuits; they’re what make life bearable in the face of so much stress.
I also really like the jacket-making tutorials that Julie left in her comments, and will check them out when I have a little more time (or, more accurately, brain-power). They look REALLY helpful.
All that said, I’m pretty tired right now. I’m awake for the Weavolution business conference call, but right after it I’m going back to sleep.
Finishing up the 5th yard of the 2nd piece; only 2.5 yards left to go. After that I will weave about 2′ of black for the lapels and collar, and after that will finish out the rest of the warp in the primary (Celtic braid) weave. If I (heaven forbid) miscut something, that will be my extra yardage; if not, it will become a shawl for my friend who lives in India. She is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, and maroon is the color for lamas, so appropriate – and it will be nice and warm for her since she lives in an unheated house in a cold climate in rural India. I had been racking my brains to think of an appropriate gift for her when she visits in April, since most of my shawls are purely decorative – but this will be just perfect.