Life has been a bit weird lately. …and by weird I mean I’ve had a horrible bout of insomnia.
I went to bed on Sunday at 8 a.m. and slept until 10 a.m. I haven’t been able to sleep since. As of this posting that’s 43.5 hours of being awake. It’s certainly not the longest I’ve ever stayed awake but I’ve reached that golden fun zone where I’m still wide awake and wanting to be productive…but I absolutely shouldn’t be.
I tried knocking one of the UFO items off my list tonight. It should have been easy but there were two complications.
First: The pattern was marked wrong on the female version, so the stretch is in the exact opposite direction it should be. I wasn’t thinking enough to catch it even though these aren’t my first pairs of pants. The pajamas are skin tight.
…and yes the fox tail was on purpose. I have to find a way to cram as much crass humor in as I can some days and my late-night crafting-chat buddy is just as snarky and crude as I am.
Hubs tried them on too and couldn’t get the legs past his feet. It made me feel a bit better that they at least fit me but they’re still not comfy enough for me to call them comfy pants. I’m going to sew the legs closed, stuff them, and turn them into a “lap” pillow for my critters. Maybe it will convince them to give my lap a break every once in a while!
Second: I really shouldn’t be sewing at all right now…
The stretch is in the right direction but boy, did I sew those legs together. Hubs said he felt like a mermaid and would like to request that the resident sea witch please give him legs. I’ll be able to fix it later today in about 10 minutes when I quit giggle-snorting at it. I promise they’ll fit when the legs are done right, even though it looks like a contorted dress on him right now. ^_^;
The third and final pair of pajamas turned out correct, which is good since they’re for a friend of ours. But nobody to model those since he’s super athletic and tiny and I don’t think my leg would fit in the waist of anything that fits him.
I placated myself by ordering some more fleece for me at Joann’s clearance and will get hubs to drive me there after he gets home from work so I can pick it up. It’s winter moose. I love moose. I’ll love them on pants. It only cost $7 for the amount I need for a new set of pajama bottoms, so I’m not concerned about the mistake at all. I made a note of it on my template and now I just have to figure out if I want to try to add feet to that pair! I might give it a go!!! (Not sure if that’s sleep deprivation talking or not…I used to love footie pajamas as a kid.)
I’ll count this UFO as done when I have three wearable pair of pajamas and a lap pillow for the dogs. No half-measures!