We haven't been entirely nonproductive, either. The reason our cleaning was put on hold is that Mom called and asked if we wanted to go to Jo-Ann's. Well of course we did, because we decided that at the rate I'm making costumes (very very slowly), it would probably be best to go to the fabric stores whenever we get the chance, and work on costumes little by little throughout the year. Today's goal was to get some cotton for Iris's costume, because when we were playing Ace Attorney Investigations (I think that's the official North American title, but Court-Records.net still calls it Gyakuten Kenji), we kept thinking, "Man we need to cosplay this series!" Plus we know (or thought we knew) what kind of fabric we wanted.
So off we went to Jo-Ann's... after a quick stop at Chick Fil-A for lunch. But after lunch, it was off to Jo-Ann's. But they didn't have the color we wanted of the fabric we wanted, and the cotton was all right by the knitting stuff. And since the grape harvest is in two weeks, knitting has been on our minds. So we got a beginner's knitting book and some needles, and then spent forever trying to decide what kind of yarn we wanted, until Mom came over saying Sarah called and we needed to go. Then she helped us pick out some yarn, and we left. But first, we gazed longingly at the beautiful cross-stitching kit for a picture of a samurai. There's just something about traditional Japanese clothing on men. But it was $36, and we decided we'll have to wait until we feel a little more secure in our finances.
We went to pick up Sarah, who joined us on Mom's last errand, which was to redeem a coupon for free ice cream at Baskin Robbins. But first, since Hancock Fabrics was right by BR, and Mom hadn't found the Halloween fabric she wanted, we went in. And! they had a really good color of kona cotton for the Iris costume we wanted. But it was six dollars a yard, which was just a little too much today, since we'd already bought a bunch of knitting stuff. We realized it was on sale and almost bought it anyway, but by that time, Mom was already in line for check out. It was just as well, because in the remnants section by the checkout line, we found another piece of fabric that was an even better color for Iris and had a nice, vow-of-poverty type texture (Iris is a nun... who wears magenta). But it was a remnant, so we'll have to find it again some other time.
When we picked up Sarah from Mom's house, we had her bring some tuna out with her. When the vet found out that Mimsy was having a hard time taking her medicine, he suggested mixing it with tuna juice, because the strong flavor would make it tase better for kitties. It will be a long and annoying process, but we feel so sad for Mimsy when she struggles to avoid the medicine. It might at least keep our clothes cleaner.
And we're excited to knit stuff, because eventually we'll be able to make a sweater for our Higurashi cosplay and a sweater and... arm warmers? and socks/leg warmers (if we're too lazy to attempt socks) for whoever we can
Today I'm thankful for getting stuff for knitting, getting to go out for ice cream, the really good mints they have at Chick Fil-A, having tuna juice for Mimsy, and shiny dreams of samurai cross-stitch projects.