Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
I am looking forward to my girls' getaway to Rhinebeck, which is only three weeks away. We had a planning meeting of sorts on Thursday night, to map out our itinerary. We're going to leave after work on Thursday this year, and drive for about four hours before stopping overnight, so we can get to to the Rhinebeck area earlier. There are a number of events we want to attend on Friday afternoon and evening, so we need to arrive earlier than we have in the past. We may be overly ambitious, but we're going to see how much we can fit in. I can't wait!!
My hat is slow going, despite the easy pattern, due to the limited knitting time I have. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend. Of course, I also hope to do some caulking, painting, and a few other maintenance chores, so we'll see how it plays out.
Monday, September 25, 2017
I'm not commenting on these, but know that these are not all of the photos I took, nor are they all of the pieces in the show. I also left out the beautiful landscapes and gardens, unless the glass was part of the scene. I'm so glad I made the trip to see it all, and I was incredibly lucky to have such marvelous weather! I hope you enjoy them.
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.