Thursday, July 28, 2005

What title??

I hate those titles!! I waste more time trying to think one up when I could be getting my post done!
I've been rather crabby the last few days and I'm not exactly sure why? I can't blame it on the weather because it's been much nicer. The temp. has gone down a bit and the humidity is finally gone. You can actually move without everything sticking to you. That was so gross!! Right now I'm thinking if I weren't so lazy I'd get up and close the window because the air coming in is chilly!! How nice!! I even had my slippers on last night!
I have been trying to get some cleaning done while we have this reprieve in temp~~my room is looking much better. I can actually see the counter again~~I almost forgot what color it was! I've made quite a dent in the chaos!!
I really have waaaayyy too much "stuff"~~don't know if I'll ever use it anymore. I haven't touched rubber stamping in months and there's bins full of supplies! Don't remember buying all those beading things either but there it is! Fabric??? I swear it multiples by itself when you're not looking! It's almost as bad as yarn ~~not quite~~we won't even go there!
On a better note I've made progress on my first shawl. It's out of that wonderful Schafer Marjaana yarn that I debated over for weeks! It's 50% wool and 50% tussah silk.I just realized the color is Hermione~~isn't she Harry Potter's good friend??
This yarn is called Kolor Koncept for Kids~~wonder if that's who it's named after? I'll have to tell DD about that! Anyway it's coming along nicely~~I need 40" and I've got 30 something now. It's an easy knit for sure~~the pattern is just on the edges and the center is plain garter. I'm thinking that it will need to be blocked~~that should be interesting!
I mentioned another new project and if you scroll down you'll see what I've been up to. I needed a size 10 1/2 and of course didn't have it so I thought I'd try to make some. Once I started I couldn't stop! I made some Black Walnut and some Oak~~I think they turned out pretty good. Not difficult but a bit time consuming~~two coats of stain and then three coats of paste wax. Buffing is pretty mindless except you must be careful not to stab yourself~~never mind you don't need the details~~just take my word for it. I've decided I need some 13's so they're next!
I did one smaller pair and tried to do a decorative top but I'm not happy with the way that turned out. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
Finished HP's books one and two and a couple chapters into three. I was surprised how much I'm enjoying them~~I didn't expect to actually like them! DD will be so happy that I'm reading them!
Off to read!

1 comment:

lynne said...

You've been tagged!