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28 October 2008 @ 09:44 am
I am nothing if not ambitious!  
Over the weekend, I finished Mark's obi (belt) and shirt/jacket - basically, the top half of a kimono.

This week's To Do list:

~ His hakama - last night I cut them, which is all done by measuring and multiplying, and in a supreme moment of sheer stupidity, I cut them 20 inches too short, width-wise! That's a LOT in the sewing world. I have mentioned before that math is not my subject, right? Well, apparently not even when it is simple multiplication and division. *facepalm* Now, I didn't realize this until I was pinning on the pattern piece for the waist, prepping to do the pleats. I freaked out. But then somehow, some miraculous way, 20 inches too short ended up being PERFECT. The directions say to cut off any excess to the right of the pinned pattern, and I had maybe an inch of excess.

How is this possible?? I have no idea, but I am so, so grateful that it is!

So, I've done about half the pleats, and am hoping to finish his hakama tonight. Because I still have to do:

~ His kataganu vest, that matches the hakama.

~ My wig! I am trying not to freak out about this, as if I mess it up, there is no time to do anything else.

~ Various bits of hand sewing still left.


In the meantime, NaNo is approaching, and I still have a synopsis to finish writing. Evidently my brain thinks it should be doing something other than Consort for NaNo, because it totally laid out two complete stories in my dreams last night. One about a witch and another about...some sort of nature spirits, masquerading as human. I expected to dream about sewing, and was pleasantly surprised when I did not.

Wow, I hope I get everything done.

Oh, hey, so I see from my f-list that Spooks aired last night? Whereforcan I gets it?? I need me some Richard Armitage to help me through this difficult week!
Current Mood: overwhelmed
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on October 28th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
If you have any days left, maybe take off Thursday?

Also, at work today. :)
Dragonsinger: NaNo08dragonsinger on October 28th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm ready any time you are with the synopsis.

I think you should definitely pound out a different idea for NaNo. It'll be like you're giving yourself permission to be silly.:)
Miss Crankypants: Seasonal Hallowe'en All Hallow's Eveaka_paloma on October 28th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
I don't think I can help you with Spooks. :( *whispers* I get my British TV through coughquestionablemeanscough</i> but I'm pretty sure that's not your thing. Otherwise, there are plenty of, erm, sources, public and private, I could steer you towards that provide the eps. You may have to rely on a kind soul uploading it to Youtube eventually.

Oh, and the math business? Math is evil and an instrument of Satan. For reals. People who say differently and who like math *shudders* are clearly possessed.

(Gah! Foiled by html!)

Edited at 2008-10-28 06:44 pm (UTC)
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 28th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
*cough*questionablemeans*cough is not something I am opposed to, particularly in cases where availability otherwise is limited to nonexistent.

In fact, I may find it at one of my usual sources....but it hasn't popped up yet. I'm hoping it will sometime today.
Miss Crankypants: Seasonal Autumn Misty Trees Beyond Fenceaka_paloma on October 28th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh, well then. That changes things. If you have no luck with your source, let me know and I can send you a PM or email via LJ with the pertinent info.