Friday, June 26, 2015

The Magic Dress

Yesterday, I vacuumed and dusted and tomorrow after getting dressed we'll do the bathrooms and then it's breakfast with friends, coffee with our boys, and off to Vancouver. We fly out Sunday afternoon. Once I see how the cruise is organized, I'll post how things are going. They say the internet service is intermittent so between that and being busy it may not be every day but hopefully a few times.

I packed the magic dress - Vogue 1410. I took this dress to the Design Outside the Lines retreat and at least half the class tried it on - all body types and a wide range of sizes - and it looked fabulous on everyone. I highly recommend giving the pattern a try. I've made it with sleeves and without and next I want to try piecing the fabric.

I'm packing two skinny and small knitting projects - as in skinny yarn and small needles so the scarves will take a considerable amount of time. This denim blue is a cashmere silk blend that I've double stranded. I'll work on the project today at the knitting group in Salmon Arm and by the time we get to the plane, it'll be well and started.

I packed a book light just in case I'm knitting while everyone else is sleeping and some sleep aids and a microbead travel pillow hoping I will sleep and not even noticed that I'm locked in a tin can with a million other people. Did I mention that I don't like to fly. I'm not afraid. I just don't like it.

Wendy asked for the leaf pattern. I got it from the tree project organizer but when I did a search, I found it on Ravelry. It's the Mountain Laurel Leaf - a free knitting pattern by Bonnie Sennott. You can vary the size depending on how many rows you knit after the increases and before the decreases. They're fun in a whole range of different yarns.

This morning I'm taking Miss Chloe for a long walk, then journal writing, then a trip to Salmon Arm to look at more real estate and knit with the group, and then last minute packing. Only one more sleep. YES YES!

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - only one more sleep


  1. How exciting!!! I'm vicariously excited about your day and your travels!!! Plus that fabulous magic dress! Have a great day Myrna!!

  2. Bon voyage, Myrna - have a wonderful trip. That magic dress is one that is cut out and ready for stitching on my dining room table today. Hope it looks equally good on me as it does on you.

  3. Have a fabulous holiday. Enjoy every minute of it, take lots of pictures, and explore.

  4. Thanks for the pattern & have a wonderful time!

  5. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  6. Bon Voyage Gorgeous!!!

    and i am not surprised one bit that you sewed up a magic dress ;) have fun and looking forward to any posts you can send us!! steph


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