I've been knitting steadily on that sleeve, but my fingers are itching to stitch, so I'm pulling the trigger and ordering the Alabama Chanin fabric for the planned Mardi Gras dress! I'm using Anna's Garden stencil, and I've already put that in my cart, but help me decide on fabric colors. I was thinking some version of red, but I think that'll be too much, so I'm aiming more for a purplish-blue.
I actually CALLED Alabama Chanin just now to ask for their help and to see if they thought Denim and Blueberry would go together (I'm SO needy, but dangit, they're the experts!), and the girl very nicely put me on hold for a few minutes then came back and said they didn't have that combination in an actual garment on the website for me to see, but she asked some ladies "on the production line," and they said it would combine very nicely - both have a purple tone. WHAT?! The production line ladies think I made a good choice - I can die happy now! This is like a major life moment for me. (I know - I don't get out much, huh?!) So here's what that looks like:
But then, while I was on hold, I thought about Storm Blue with Blueberry - what do you think?
It would be a darker dress I think...ooh, and which color would you put on top? And what color paint would you stencil with? So many decisions, and my cart is waiting! Okay, deep breaths, I'll calm down.
Let's look at the parking lot I was in yesterday. Someone left a Doberman Pinscher in a truck with the windows open. Now, supposedly, he's chained in there, but his paws were spread wide and his glare said, "Are you lookin' at me? Wait, are you lookin' at me?" (That was an homage to Taxi Driver, in case you were wondering.)
Now hurry up and vote so I can order my fabric!