Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
And just as I suspected, now that I'm back to work, I've decided to try and take care of lots of other things around my house as well. I've been painting a few windows and trim, trying to repair a leaky awning on my front porch, prepping the front porch railing so I can paint it, and of course, continuing to maintain my yard. Best of all, I finally fixed this weird hole inside the yarn room closet that's been driving me crazy. It's an access to the bathroom water pipes, and when we had a plumbing problem a few years ago, the plumber did a crap job replacing the access panel. As in, there was a big gap that allowed air from the crawl space inside the closet. I could always smell the damp, under-the-house-dirt smell when I was in there, even though I tried to seal it off. I finally bought a wood panel and a roll of moisture barrier stuff yesterday, and closed it off. I'm sure there's a more conventional way of closing it off than the way I did it, but I don't care. My way worked, and it doesn't look half bad.
I have been knitting a little, and I'm getting excited for my annual trip to Rhinebeck! Last year, my friends and I all knit the Baable hat, from the 2015 Shetland Wool Week; this year, we're doing the Bousta Beanie, which is the 2017 pattern.
No pictures this time, as it's late, but there will be more than enough to see in my next post. Until then, peace and joy.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
On Sunday, after I left the O'Keefe exhibit, I decided to visit another unfamiliar yarn shop that was nearby. Because the weather was so good, I walked, even though it was about two miles away. And I'm so glad I did, because it was a beautiful walk along Prospect Park, with incredibly lovely old homes.
I had not heard anything about this shop ahead of time, and although it was small, as most places in NY are, they had some lovely yarns.