March 12th, 2005



Hit the sales at the local fabric shops last night after work ... 'twas good timing ... triple discount day for members! :-)))))))))))))))))))))

New patterns: Vogue 2709 and New Look 6952 (after spotting it in an Australian Stitches review ... I made a similar shirt pattern in high school and liked it very much ... I think that holograph cotton I bought will do nicely here).

Fabric: 3 metres of dark-rust-coloured woven-gauze-type, with bands of fancy designs in the weave and also woven with elastic thread, so that it has a bit of stretch to it. 4 metres of reversible black and red stretch jacquard in a flower and leaf pattern. Might be interesting to make a second Miyake top in that ... one half will be black with a red pattern and other red with a black pattern. 4 metres of wool suiting in a tweedy cross between sage and light tan, subtly embroidered in the same shade. Plus remnant treasures: a dark wine velvety fabric and permanently crinkled/rumpled forest green stuff ... both from the bin in the upholstery/drapery section, but having a soft drape that will make them comfortable to wear (I was thinking vest/jacket linings when I grabbed the green).

Threw in a few spools of thread (buy one, get two free) and a couple of antiqued metal clasps. Now all I gotta do is decide what to make out of what. :-))))

From the Cataloguer's Desktop

A shortie, 'cause I filled the last couple of pages in my notebook (don't worry, I started a fresh one ... bought a 5-pack just for this) and brought it home.

Studio Stories : How the Great New York Records Were Made: From Miles to Madonna, Sinatra to the Ramones, compiled by Dave Simons.

Digital Sci-Fi Art : A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stunning, Futuristic Images, by Michael Burns. Plus some bonus art sites: Renderosity, Elfwood, Digitalart, The Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists, 3D Artists

Beyond the Stony Mountains: Nature in the American West from Lewis and Clark to Today, by Daniel B. Botkin.

Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century, by Gary Giddins.

Charlemagne's Tablecloth, by Nichola Fletcher.

From Chocolate to Morphine : Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs, by Andrew Weil and Winifred Rosen.

The Road to Whatever : Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence, by Elliott Currie.

Among Flowers : A Walk in the Himalaya, by Jamaica Kincaid.

Snort for dummies, by Charlie Scott, Paul Wolfe, Bert Hayes.

Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend, by Michael Dregni.

Children At War, by P.W. Singer.

Angry Wind : Through Muslim Black Africa by Truck, Bus, Boat, and Camel, by Jeffrey Taylor.

24-Hour Crochet Projects, by Rita Weiss (here especially for kat1392)

Buffalo Cookbook: The Low Fat Solution to Eating Red Meat, by Ruth Mossok Johnston.

Slouching Toward Nirvana : New Poems, by Charles Bukowski.

Beginning Regular Expressions, by Andrew Watt. Part of the "Programmer to Programmer" series.

Plants For People, by Anna Lewington.

3:59.4: the Quest to Break the 4 Minute Mile, by John Bryant.

Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas, by Dawn B. Sova.