Justing hanging out waiting for the little one. Laura's water broke last night but no contractions yet. They went to the hospital this morning and now I just have to keep myself busy.
I really need some summer tops. If I wanted a baby doll top I'd be in business but after considerable hunting I came up with two patterns I like. Simplicity 3786 has several variations. I'm using the View B (the bottom left) in a medium weight sage green eyelet. I also like the one with the tucks and cap sleeves (upper right).
Simplicity 3790 is for stretch knits only. I'm going to make the large view in a bright teal with white inset. What I like is the inset goes from seam to seam so you can use a nice summer weight knit but have extra coverage for the front.
We had to reschedule the tie dyeing at school but finally got a chance to do it last week. The kids were great and we got some fantastic results, especially considering we used 50/50 tee shirts. I printed out the folding directions from ProChem and the electric bunching gave the best results. Unfortunately I returned them before taking any pictures. I did dye a few but they were squirt and dash as I was busy helping them.
I do have a problem though with the dye stocks that were left over. I showed the kids how to use the syringes to fill up cups and then use those to pour, squirt, etc. Naturally, kids being kids, I saw them using syringes to squirt on the presoaked fabric and then put them back in the dyestock. I know they must have touched the fabric occasionally. I have quite a bit left over. Is it all ruined?