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Cloaks and Ice

I finally made it to work today.

No, my car has not been freed from the ice. Poor little Silver Bullet is still stuck in our driveway, and it doesn't seem that the situation will change any time soon. If it weren't for ballistabob's generosity in driving me to work today, I'd still be stuck at home.

So okay. Three days ago I was sacrificing chickens so we could get a snow day. Three days later, I am getting angsty about not been able to leave the house. You see, I am horrible when it comes to cabin fever. Like Lazarus, at the third day I have an urgent need to leave my grave.

Brainzzzz . . . brainzzzz . . .

(Ooops, wrong story.)

At any rate, be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

On other news, last night I cut my full circle cloak. Yes, boys and girls, after a gazillion number of years, I will get the cloak I always wanted: A really nice and toasty floor-lenght full circle cloak, lined with flannel.

So okay, I still need to purchase the flannel, but I have a G-Street Fabrics coupon and I am not afraid to use it.

At any rate, I had purchased this fantastic orange/rust colored wool at Pennsic, and it had been languishing in my laundry room for quite a while, awaiting washing. I did accomplish that yesterday and, with the help of the fearless ballistabob, we cut it last night, and I put the outside shell together.

I must admit that I had been weary of cutting that wool. I have a terrific pattern that the fabulous Robert Beddingfield made for me, but it is for a shorter cloak whereas this was a floor-lenght one. (I still need to make the short one. It is right out of Janet Arnold's!) So ballistabob figured out how to cut the perfect full circle, floor lenght cloak, and voilá. We have a happy belfebe.

I am not sure that it will be ready for Saturday, but I expect it to make its debut at Tournament of Love and Beauty.

G-Street Fabrics! Here we go!


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 16th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm midway through a 5 day weekend thanks to that snow. Don't you DARE speak ill of it. Winter and I have reconciled and are back on speaking terms.
Feb. 16th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Feb. 16th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Heh. I had to drive my sister to work today because her car is still frozen to the ground. And although I had gone to work Wednesday night through last night (24 hrs), I still almost got stuck getting back out of my parking spot this morning.

G Street here I come indeed. I'm totally excited by this weekend--G St sale and the gem & jewelry show at the Dulles Expo Center!
Feb. 16th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
G-Street and Gem and Jewelry show? Who could ask for anything more? Sweet!
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Don't know if you've ever been, but the Intergem shows are awesome. I'm not at all into plentiful amounts of modern jewelery for sale there, but there's also rock bottom prices on equipment, loose stones, beads, pearls and anything lapidary related. Check out www.intergem.com. It's well worth the six dollar admission price.
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I definitely need to check on that!
Feb. 16th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Even with the coupon, bblackandsons would probably be cheaper than g-street for flannel.
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
For wool flannel, yes you are absolutely right. However, since the outer shell is extremely heavy wool (and used about 7 yards of it for the full circle cloak!), I am planning on using cotton flannel for the lining since it is lighter than its wool counterpart.

Otherwise, yes, I would be putting an order for that gorgeous wool flannel that B.Black and Sons has on sale
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
My new grey working class gown is made of B. Black's wool flannel--it ROCKS.
Feb. 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love B. Black and Sons. I get most of my wool from them. Currently, there are 8 yards of eggplant and 5 of gunmetal grey of their flannel lying in my sewing room, waiting to be cut. I got both on sale at various times.

Can't beat their quality and prices!

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