Saturday, October 29, 2005

Yarn Stash

I have been looking for a receptacle for my (currently somewhat minimal) yarn stash. I considered boxes, chests, baskets and plastics. Here is what I found:

It is oak and has three shelves. I plan to stain it a medium dark satin finish similar to the mantle color and change the knob to a square hammered antique copper one, in keeping with the mission style.

I think the yarns showing through the glass will not only be attractive but also afford me an efficient way to keep this ever-growing stash neat and clean.

What fun!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Lovely Day in the Neighborhood

Today was a Cooking Light Lunch day. I got up early and made Irish Mashed Potatoes to take. We had a Honey-Hoison Pork Loin that was out of this world, and the salad and of course dessert were also yummy. Not to mention great conversation with dear friends! Yes, it was indeed a lovely day.

I had the lunch bunch measure their feet (using Queen Kahuna's big sock pic) so I could make them socks. In my spare time. Yeah, right! No promises for Christmas, but I will try make them each a pair before I am too old and my eyes too weak to see those tiny little #1 or #0 Addis!

Almost finished the cuff of my ever-pooling sock last night. I really do hope to finish it tonight.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pooling around

This sock has been pooling since halfway up the foot! I wonder if the next one will too?

Saturday's wedding went well even though we two oboists were both battling colds. But mine is almost gone (yay) and I taught both yesterday and today. Must finish my sock tonight and CO it's mate - lots of other projects ready to queue up.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Funky Friday

My first pair of good socks
Have a yucky cold today! I remember some student being sick on Tuesday and I guess I picked it up there. So no kids coming this afternoon.

Tomorrow is a big wedding I am playing. Today will be a reed making day with practice.

I did knit a few rows on my DH's scarf. He will be happy since I have been neglecting the scarf so I could knit my socks. I am anxiously awaiting my new Addi Turbo circs #0 and some fine yarn to start the next new socks.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Brand new blog

And a brand new day!

It has been hot, bot, and way too hot here! Relief looks to be coming tomorrow - and not a moment too soon. All the students are crabby and want cool weather as do I.

I have been watching Wilma with great concern and dismay. Our favorite vacation place is the Yucatan; the people there are amazing and we are so worried they will suffer another major hit. My prayers and thoughts are with them.