Today I was knitting on the FLS, having at long last finished the body and started the sleeves, while listening to The Book of The Dead by Preston and Child. I put in CD #6 and noticed an ominous note stuck on the back of the book-on-tape container saying that CD #6 had been cleaned. This cannot be a good sign. Sure enough, the CD was impossible to hear. Oh, heck, I thought, I was missing major portions of the story. Then, since I had to go to Costco for milk anyway, I decided to stop back in at the booksale and look for an actual hardcopy of the book. I managed to find a pristine paperback for 50 cents, and spent the afternoon reading the portion of the book that was on the injured CD. I have now gotten to the part where Agent Pendergast escapes from the prison.
I finished the green Mexican top, and it fit OK, but I need to take quite a bit of width out of the body for the next version since Melissa is a bit slimmer than her previous self. Which reminds me that I need to preshrink the cotton fabric. I very much enjoyed doing the free-motion embroidery, and next time I want to combine applique with the FME to have all the deep colors without the endless handwork. Because it's all about the color.