Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A mostly regular day

When we rented the movie over the weekend, we also rented Storm Warning . It wasn't really all that scary or gory. It was one of those couple-gets-lost-and-find-themselves-among-lunatics movies. I very much liked the way the woman handled the lunatics - some things were very creative and had a definite "eewwww" factor. The first half of the movie was sort of boring and it would have been better without most of that bit.

I haven't been able to sew for the last couple of days. I realized that the dress I'm making should have been done with the plaid on the bias but I didn't do that. I looked briefly at one store to see if there were any good plaids there but there weren't. I might see if another store has any... or not. I think the dress will look great as-is, but I also think that another dress in a bias plaid would look awesome :)

I'm also looking for a decent argyle sweater. I tried one on today but it didn't have the right neckline - the V was too deep. There was a cardigan version that was ok (it was petite; the other sweater wasn't) but it was a cardigan and I want a sweater. And not one of those fake shirts under the sweater, either, or a vest. You'd think it would be simple to find a sweater in cotton or acrylic (not cashmere) with an argyle pattern on some part of the front. Well, I thought that - and I was wrong, as so far my search has proved futile.. but I'll keep hunting. There's got to be one somewhere. I don't know if I dare to hope for one in petite sizing, but wouldn't it be awesome to find that, too?

3 comments:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

ruby got a very nice argyll sweater from urban planet:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/thing?id=2696477

although the neck is a little low, it is shortish - almost petite.

love,
vicki

sloth003 said...

try LL bean. the camden collection has a few cashmere v neck argyles. some neat colours too.

Darling Jee said...

I remember when argyle was last in. I'm pretty sure it was the early 90s! I've noticed that there is way more non-tacky argyle for men out there. What's up with that? Perhaps I will have to go with argyle socks a la House instead.