I knew there had to be a catch - internet access for only two hours a week? Could I survive? I suppose I'd have more time to train for the Olympics. And why the podcast statement? Do I have a secret, unrealized desire to make my own podcast? Hmmmm.
Thankfully our town has internet access 24 hours a day, and I spent a good 2 hours yesterday listening to a new-to-me podcast while I sewed. I'm probably late to this party, but have you heard Orangette's Spilled Milk podcast yet? So, so good. Delicious in fact. The hosts, Matthew Amster-Burton and Molly Wizenburg, are full of the witty word play that whets my appetite and makes me hungry for more. I devoured all six podcasts and am anxiously awaiting the next course - corned beef. Mmmm. How could I not look forward to that dish?
What did I sew, you ask?
Slippers. Vintage wool on the outside, cashmere on the inside. They feel oh so good on my feet, until I try to walk around. Sadly, they are not the most functional slippers. I used the Guest Room Slipper pattern from Weekend Sewing, but modified the assembly to avoid hand-sewing the sole. I think I'll toy with the pattern some, maybe add more coverage around the top of the slipper and some height around the back of the heel. I'll definitely line my next pair with cashmere. My sister-in-law gave me several cashmere sweaters to repurpose, and I think this is just the right use for them. Feel free to recommend a slipper pattern if you know of a good one.
And just in case you haven't had enough of me yet today, pop over to Handmade News for a little interview with yours truly.