Still no luck with rain for us. They said the heat wave would end early if we got a good storm, but no such luck. Still, there should be a change in the weather pattern today which will finally give us our thunderstorm. And after that it will be cooler. I hope so, I’m looking forward to taking little Patrick for walks again (it’s been too hot for him during the heatwave, and going for a walk at 2 AM would be a bit too weird). I also hope to walk down to the farmer’s market Saturday morning. It’d be nice to have a short break and if I get cucumbers I can make fridge pickles. We can only have those in summer (when there are good cucumbers) and they’re amazing so I’d really like to make some. That and cucumber sandwiches since those are also really good.
My dress fabric should also arrive tomorrow so I’ll get to start those. I have my pattern pieces already to go, so hopefully the fabric arrives on time! I’m looking forward to those. I still need to pick out buttons, but that’ll be easiest to do when the fabric gets here. I have a bunch in my collection (yay thrift store button hordes!) so I want to see if I have any promising ones in there. Otherwise there’s always JoAnn’s or G-Street.
My other sewing project is drafting a new A-line skirt pattern. I found the tutorials I used last time so I just need to do some math and take some measurements. I need front and back pieces with darts (darts are the hard part for drafting…) and a waistband (which is weirdly hard to get to look right). Maybe I’ll try doing that today. Once I’ve got a pattern again I’m going to do a trial version, probably with the surplus trouser fabric I have. I hate sewing trousers and it’s a good color for work clothes. It’d make a good skirt for wearing on Fridays. I’ll just have to make Patrick a new shirt to make up for borrowing some of his trouser fabric. On the upside I’m much better at making shirts than trousers! I also need to go get some lining fabric. The JoAnn’s has Bemberg Rayon lining which is probably what I’ll use. This will be my other independent trip out of the house. Little Patrick isn’t quite ready for the mall yet, but I don’t have to go far so this should be a good way to get out of the house for a little while.
In terms of knitting I’m still making slow progress on my hat. But hey, the little bits of progress accumulate over time.
Regarding my other mini-projects, the exercise bike is set up now (yay for Patrick assembling large objects from the Internet!). So I’m making progress on getting good at biking again. The exercise bike is a recumbent bike, which makes getting started again a lot easier! (and I can read and bike much more easily!)