Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pictures I Forgot Were on My Camera...

There have been a number of baby birds in our yard the last few weeks. I just love their expressions. A few sparse little feathers on their heads and stoic old man looks. Momma birds were never too far way and weren't thrilled about the annoying paparazzi.
Then there were these pictures taken on the Wabash a few weeks ago. Gina and I walked another 10 miles and snapped a few pictures along the way. The kitten was near the end of our walk, she came out from behind a tree, no other kittens or momma nearby. I scooped her up and walked her to the farm just down the road. The guy there was happy to take her. We suspect she was dumped. People.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Basement Bathroom Progress

Wainscot and dizzying tile!! I can't look at the floor too long, it makes me a little queezy. This bathroom is pretty huge, bigger than our main floor loo. Before the renovation there was just a toilet in this room, most of the space was used for storage. It's well on its way to being a cute, functional bathroom. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Flowers and Latest Project

First of all… I started the Izmir sweater that I purchased yarn for well over a year ago. So far that has me stumped. I'm having trouble with reading the chart and putting all the information together so that I can steek it. I've sent out several Sos's, but so far I haven't gotten a response that answers my three questions, which are: Am I reading the chart correctly for my size, will there be a interruption in the pattern on the adjoining side seams, and do I read the chart entirely from right to left since I am working in the round? Crickets. I can't seem to find any article online or any Raveler that can answer my questions. Why are Rowan charts and instructions so tricky? Get with the program, Rowan, it doesn't have to be so complicated… So…in the mean time, while I ponder the Rowan sweater, I started the Starry Starry Night sock pattern. One word, cute! I ordered ombre yarn from Knit Circus in their wool/silk blend. It's dreamy. I may have to make another pair of these. This pair is going to Gina, who was the recipient of a pair of socks I made two years ago. Sadly, and happily she has worn them out. Too much love isn't a bad thing. And lastly, a few pictures of blooms in the garden…

Nope, No Restoration Potential

This was on the market for a bit, Dennis thought there might be restoration potential (despite the two, large gaping holes on one side, AND slated to be burned down by the fire department). Anyway, the fear of this being the new restoration project had me worried so I convinced D to get a closer look.
He's over it. Praise God. I stuck my camera in the door and snapped a few pictures, I swear there's a dead body in there somewhere. Creepy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wabash Part II

Summer session started yesterday, I'm overjoyed about that. A & P II finishes up my stint at Metro and I continue on to Clarkson in August, maybe, I'm a little disillusioned with them and not happy about the unexpected curve balls they have pitched my way.
There is a lot of joy in my future (said with sarcasm). Anyway, Gina and I ended the break with a second trip to the Wabash, it was more fun than should be allowed….