Everything Is Fine

•October 19, 2014 • 7 Comments

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I’ve started some socks. So all is right with the world.

WIP Wednesday: Decisions

•September 24, 2014 • 5 Comments

On Monday I teased you with a photo of the brim of my Loopy Academy hat project. The pattern is Wurm by Katharina Noop. I am knitting it in Cascade super wash sport in green apple and charcoal. I have altered the original pattern by using some of the suggestions on Ravelry. The pattern has been a pleasure to knit and while I am not always a fan of super wash wool I think it is perfect for this project. I’m very happy with the hat but I think it needs something else, something to make it extra special. I could add a bright green button to the brim or a pompom to the top. I think I’m going to have to mull this over while I weave in the many ends.

If you’d like to read more WIP Wednesday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.

Vintage Issues

•September 23, 2014 • 4 Comments

I am not above admitting when I have a wee problem. On Sunday The Husband and I ran away from home for a few hours. We went to our favorite antique/junk store and spent some time looking through the shelves. From there we went to a couple more. While I saw lots of things I wanted to bring home. Red bar stools I will be haunted by you forever but our basement can hold no more until a certain someone moves herself and her piles of stuff out. I only bought 3 things. One was mostly for N: a jar full of little treasures and lots of cheap jewelry. He threw out the jewelry but loved the little Yoda figurine and the small pelican statue. I got the jar.

These are what I bought just for me: 2 10 inch Texas Ware melamine bowls. Yes, I know I already have one of this size and one each of the larger and smaller size but I just can’t say no when I see these bowls. Each one is different. I love how some have subtle differences in color and others have wild differences in color. Each one is special. I’d like to have them all. Wait, that’s more than a wee problem.

A Little Tease

•September 22, 2014 • 1 Comment

I have been working on the second of my Loopy Academy projects, a hat. So far my favorite part is the brim, actually the back of the brim. All the details on Wednesday.

FO Friday: Satisfaction

•September 19, 2014 • 9 Comments

The Cowl is done! I am so pleased with it. The yarn is lovely and the pattern was a pleasure to knit. I can’t recommend both enough. The yarn is The Yarns Of Rhichard Devrieze Peppino in Meet The Parents. The pattern is Sandy (1 ball cowl) by Olga Ivanova.

Now I am off to cast on my second Loopy Academy project. I can’t wait to show it to you.

If you’d like to read more FO Friday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.

A Solution To Part Of The Problem

•September 18, 2014 • 4 Comments

I have complained endlessly about my kitchen. I complain here and in real life. My kitchen is vintage 1948 with late 1990’s updates hold the dishwasher. When The Husband was on vacation, staycation really, I put him to work. I have been eyeing these shelves at Ikea for a couple of years. When we went to Ikea to buy a new mattress on tax-free weekend I put the shelves into the basket and told him we’d figure out how to hang them later. Well that involved some research and a little luck. We have plaster and lathe walls in our house. If you’ve ever had plaster and lathe walls you understand. If not, lucky you! Shelves have to be screwed into studs and finding studs behind plaster and lathe is a challenge. We tried all the usual methods like looking for nails in the baseboard moulding to running a strong magnet across the wall to find nails to drilling tiny test holes along the bottom of the wall. We narrowed the area down to maybe 2 inches and just took a chance and banged a nail into the suspected spot. BINGO! We found it. The Husband spent 3 days getting to this point. It took less than an hour to actually hang the shelves and I love them. The extra storage has allowed me to clear some space on the table and counter. I told him I’d like another shelf over the stove. He just shook his head and walked away.

WIP Wednesday: Loopy Academy Project Number One

•September 17, 2014 • 6 Comments

I had no problem deciding on a first project for Loopy Academy. I picked out Sandy (1 ball cowl). The cowl I made and wore last winter was the same sort of style so I knew I’d get plenty of wear out of it. The yarn I chose is The Yarns Of Rhichard Devrieze Peppino in Meet The Parents. I love the yarn and the pattern looks fantastic.

If you’d like to read more WIP Wednesday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.

 
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