Edited to add PICTURES! Sheesh, who knew that y'all would really want to see those dresses! We aim to please 'round here, so scroll down...
I know, you can't really see what the dresses were like, but it's obvious they were having fun with the cape part. Quite the color, huh? It was actually pretty flattering to them both. Ali had an "okay" time at the dance...
Katie found these huge sunglasses from the '80s while thrifting on Saturday; they're the kind where the arm thingies start near the bottom of the frame and swoop up. God, I actually had a real live pair of regular glasses like that once.
I had a meeting last night and when I finally sat down with St. Brigid, Maddy was looking for a Skip-Bo opponent; I can't say no. She won, though I have chalked up a few wins recently. The end-of-game rules are always different: if she wins, the loser cleans up; if I win, the winner cleans up. Guess who's making up the rules (or who's a little slow on the take-up?).
I will surely finish the back of St. Brigid tonight -- only four or five rows to go. I have big plans for tomorrow, including blocking the front and back pieces and working on the sleeve saddles! I also plan to find my vacuum cleaner and see if I remember how it operates, but that's another thing. Do you wonder what my priorities will be?
Thank you to the wonderful knit bloggers and readers who responded to my query about the blocking instructions. Wow. I love you guys!
popular belief my first impression, these were not handmade dresses, unless the seamstress had access to union tags. I reinforced the seams by machine last night -- it made me think of Grandma and how she'd reinforce the seams of store-bought clothing on her treadle machine -- either the thread deteriorated over the past 30 years or there was some hearty partying at that first wedding! There were lots of peek-a-boo holes that shouldn't have been there! Anyway, aren't they cute? I think they had more fun getting ready for the dance than they actually had at the dance. It's senior year, do it now or never!