I try to accomplish one thing each day. When I was an athlete and in training this was easy to do--one more mile, one more lap, one more whatever painful, body aching thing I could do. Now that I am a sloth, I find it harder to to find things to get done that I can feel swell about in a 24 hour period. I accomplish a lot of food related things like cooking the PERFECT hard-boiled egg (I shall teach you one day) but I haven't accomplished anything lately that I could get excited about (you can only get so excited about an egg ya know?)
I have been taking sewing classes, two to be exact. We are in the middle of making a tote-ish bag and the week before we made a coin purse with zipper. After having some modicum of success I decided that even though I haven't finished my tote I would move on to wardrobe. So on Sunday I decided to make a top. I had the Built by Wendy Sew U Home Stretch book which is a guide to sewing knits (lt-shirt type knits not chunky sweaters). Knits are supposed to be notoriously difficult but I had a goal in mind and Wendy on my side. I bought my supplies. Knit jersey is relatively inexpensive (my navy striped number was $8/yard!) Wendy's book in hand and a whole lotta determination.
Wendy's description on how to transfer your useless and totally infuriating tissue pattern to thick banner cardstock is priceless. Her basic tee has multiple variations and since I wouldn't be caught dead in a ribbed crew neck I tried her Scoop neck variation. If you have body issues may I suggest never sewing? If you are a 2-4 in 'real' life in sewing patterns you would be a 6-8, you can see where this gets tricky? I wasn't sure if I was really a medium or if I needed extra, extra large (I have a Dolly Parton-esque chest). Based on my measurements in Wendy's book I was a small. I wasn't convinced but I was trying to follow directions.