It's not good.
My show is down, sigh, but at least it lives on online.
The peacock jacket is maybe 70% done, which is awesome. I have about 5-6 more inches to add to the back feathers, then I'll start in on the crochet bits. However, the project is too darned large to haul around in public to work on any more, which means I am not getting much done on it. Even worse, I now have a giant online problem (I have a billion posts saved in Bloglines) that has to be taken care of by October 1, so every single moment at home is saving documents before they get deleted....argh. So I'm not even working on it at home now either.
As for my "portable" project, Version 2.0 of the Saturday In The Park Dress.... I am going to have to utterly frog it. Not because the knitting is not going well, but because the yarn I bought for it on vacation is just fucking awful. People gripe about my usual Caron Simply Soft sagging a bit--and it does, don't get me wrong-- but this Dark Horse stuff? I tried the dress on and the neckline had sagged down to the bottom of my boobs. WHAT THE HELL? (Also, the gauge on it was so weird that I had to make it in really large needles, which were making it even floppier, I swear.)
Now I am debating whether or not to go back to making the dress in the old yarn I bought it in, which is firm and pretty, but unsoft and not suitable for warm weather. (Not that we have any of that any more after this summer, so does it matter any more?). *sigh* I am so irritated. I don't have in person access to Quality Yarn (except on vacation, and guess how that went), plus that costs a bundle when you like to make stuff that needs 1200+ yards, but... DAMMIT.
I really suspect that those two projects (this one and the #12 skirt) are just so cursed that I shouldn't bother to try to make them, somehow.
Though I have good news: Beadstrology.com exists, and I have gone out and bought the supplies to make an astrological necklace now. Something to cheer me up in the days of crafting gone bad...