The problem with successfully finishing a big project (the afghan) and a little project (the napkins) is it makes you think that you can do many things.
Things you haven't attempted since the days of home economics in maybe 7th or 8th grade?
Where I learned to pin the pattern to the fabric and cut it out. Nowadays are you supposed to trace the pattern on the fabric? That's what this pattern says. Is it easier that way? I don't see how it could be.
So I of course pinned the whole thing and cut it out. Like in the old days. Did your sewing teacher make you pin that tissue thin pattern together and try it on to be sure it would fit right before you started sewing? Ours did.
I am now up to step # 11 in the pattern which is something about pulling on the basting threads and somehow making the sleeve fit smoothly into the armhole.
It this all works out according to plan, I will have an octopus tee for the Grand Tour of California Adventure which I shall embark upon in a few days. Doesn't it seem fitting to have an octopus tee for the tidepool exploring segment of this trip? Sister says she can't wait to see it. She can't fool me. I know inside she is making fun of me. Wait until she see's the octopus adventure patch I have made to affix to her rain hat. We'll see who gets the last laugh.