Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Update

Well, the knitting disaster was redeemed and is now finished. One nephew's presents - down and done.
I suspect, though, that I have angered the crafting fates in some way. My list was a little nutty, but do-able by my standards. However, I've lost an entire afternoon to a brake job on my car (the wait for which I found myself unequipped to deal with as far as knitting goes) and a sewing error. A major sewing error, as in "Oh. That's not a sleeve that I have sewn on where the sleeve should be, gathered by hand and attached to a scalloped yoke with a facing. That's actually the back. I seem to have switched the two pieces."
Nicely done, me.
Ah well. Things will get done as they will and some will not. That's just the way it goes.

On the bright side of things, Emma and I had a genuine and serious conversation this morning en route to school. She was wishing she could understand our dog's thoughts. Magically, in the way that Emmas do best, she invented an electronic monocle that would do just that - read and translate the thoughts of dogs in your vicinity. The best part is that it looks like an ordinary monocle. That way, nobody else knows what you're up to. Covert monocular communication is what it is.
I say kudos to Emma for not even supposing that a 9-year-old wearing an ordinary-looking monocle would draw attention. After all, she does own and wear a red velvet, hooded cloak.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Oh my word that's funny. Really funny. Sorry about the setbacks, but I have no doubt in your ability to recover. You, in all your glorious determination, will prevail.

claibornes corner said...

Emma is becoming more like Nana everyday

Christy said...

Mary - I know. Glad you could see the humor :)
Nana - oh dear!

Amy said...

Oh my! That is precisely why I hate (except when I decide to do them) those crafts. I much prefer to be able to paint over a goof or embellish something a bit more than ripping it out and starting over- I'd have a nervous breakdown and I'm not nearly as busy as you are.

That Emma is such a sweetie. Chloe and Halle mentioned her just a couple of nights ago and how they want to see her again.

christina said...

9-year-olds don't wear monocles?

Christy said...

Amy - Emma misses them too. We should schedule a phone call, yeah?

Christina - um, hi. I laughed out loud. Thank you.

Amy said...

Oh, yes, definitely. Chloe will be up for that for sure.

Christy said...

Hey Amy - I expect Emma will be at home in the daytime most of the days this week...