Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Space Saver

Between the fridge and the wall shelves is a lovely spot that needed to be filled.   We find it a perfect place to put up the magnetic strip to hold knives and such. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


We finally got the curtains in the living room up. The windows are still needing replaced but the curtains will prevent people from seeing in at night....which they have done since May :)
But now....they can peek no more.
Margaret saw an idea on Pinterest to use drop cloths as curtains.   We bought brand new ones that we 6 ft by 9 ft and used those handy dandy rings with clips to attach them.  We folded over the top 2 ft.  We took them to the laundromat to soften them up and run them through the cycle with fabric softener.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sheepsdown part 2

 Shaping for the earflaps.
 Both earflaps done...could also be a swim suit top.
 It is knit out of sheepsdown.
 It will keep someones ears and neck warm.
Here is precisely where I ran out of wool.  :(
So the little hat will be in this holding pattern until I acquire more.
The Maltese Fisherman's Hat.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


This beautiful creature is Oxford Gray Sheepsdown purchased from Schoolhouse Press.  I have wanted to knit something with it for a long time.  I decided to knit the quirky little hat known as the Maltese Fisherman's hat from Elizabeth Zimmermann's book, which calls for this same wool.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Sweater is Finished.

I just need to block it and then it will be considered DONE.  :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

19 years

Margaret turned 19 on Tuesday.  She also took her driver's test and passed and now has a "license to drive"!   She has also booked passage on an Amtrak train to meet for the first time her two sisters and one brother in California!