Okay, okay … I do know how calendars and weeks and days work, but it seems that time just flies by while simultaneously standing still.
Today the guys should be back to continue working on the electrical wiring stuff. It’s been almost 3 weeks that I’ve not had electrical power for the back end of the house — bedroom, bathroom, laundry hall, and half the kitchen. Most of this time, the landlord thought it had already been been dealt with and was surprised this week when I asked again when someone was coming to fix it. Now it is being fixed. Being without power has sort of put a damper on getting things done. Fortunately, the new washer and dryer are on their own circuit, as is the electric water heater. I’m a big boy (or so I’ve been told), so I can shower in the dark, and do some laundry, but it’s hard to shave in the dark. 🙂
Anyway, since they’ll be working in the kitchen and back areas, I won’t be dyeing today, but I can be pulling hanks to be dyed as soon as I have my house back to myself again.
Meanwhile, my daughter has asked me to make her a long shawl/stole with pockets on the ends. She and her husband like to take their morning coffee on the back porch, and mornings in the Houston area can be cool, if not downright chilly. I told her what kind of yarn would be best for that (an acrylic/wool blend, not my regular all wool yarns), and I think she’s ordered that. The pattern she showed me is a simple crochet design. I won’t use the pattern, but I can make a similar design fairly easily.
Also, I recently bought a couple of fat quarter bundles for quilting. It was so pretty I just had to buy it, and now I’m exploring all the tools and supplies I will need in order to turn these fat quarters into a quilt or two, one for me and one for my granddaughter. These are what I will be working with:
By the way, I’m not formally a quilter, per se — I made one quilt about 40 years ago and made a horrid mess of it, and then about 30 years ago I made a quilted pillow which came out okay, but I have no idea what happened to it along the way. So I understand the basic principles and concepts, I’m just not particularly experienced. While I add the tools and supplies to my WishList, I’m scouring YouTube videos collecting ideas and techniques for the project I have in mind.
Also, this weekend, I hope to get some presentation photos of the Old Shale scarf I started after surgery — my Recovery/Pandemic Isolation project. It was made of 3 skeins of Phydlbitz Sock, and is too heavy for me to use here in Houston, so I hope to sell or auction it off in the next week or so. Someone in a cooler climate will definitely appreciate it.
When I get nice presentation pictures of the completed project I’ll have a separate post to make it available for that. It’s been finished and neatly folded and set aside for a couple months, so it’s time to let it go, right?
Anyway, time to get into the day and see what magic (or mayhem?) might occur. 🙂