Sunday, March 04, 2007
Trying to do some Stash busting ...
Well almost ... I'm really trying to use up some left over yarns so I'm going thru what I have and seeing what I can do with it. So I knit another scarf out of some unusual yarn I got recently. It's not as long as I would have liked it because I only had two Noro Kujaku and found the perfect pattern to use from the book "One-Skein Wonders". My DH loves the way it ripples and I do also. It was a fast knit so I'll be making up more in other yarns. For the grandchildren maybe?
I had only two skeins because I helped take it off the hands of Cynthia when she was cleaning out her own stash. I just had to send up some squares for Warming Grace [used cotton yarn from MY stash] and I received these two very unique skeins along with a bunch for sweaters. I'll get into those later tho, once I decide to get them out of hiding. I'm thinking of giving one of the bundle of yarns to my daughter to knit up a sweater for our Jayden.... but I also want to help find the right pattern for her to do as a first time knitter. She's just learning and I don't want it to be too difficult.
Anyway, back to my Stash.... well I had a couple of mail deliveries in the past few days also [ yes I know, that ADDs to my stash] that I'll have to show you tomorrow. I have more work to do on my contest entry Tea Cozy before I go to bed tonight, so for now I'll leave you with a couple pictures of our house. We're finally having new siding put on. Yippy Kyhee! This house was built back in 1962 and shortly after they put on aluminum siding. Out-dated now of course and the color on it was turning to dust with the aluminum showing thru. We also hate the looks of those ugly metal awnings in front. Keeps the hot Summer sun out of the living room & rain off our heads at the front door, but we need a better look than these old things. So this weekend the work has been started. The 2nd picture is of the back after they started to take the aluminum off and showing us the original shingle siding for the first time.
We were surprised to see it was white AND in really good condition. Never more than the one coat of paint was ever on it before the siding was put up. Well I won't tell you yet what colors we've picked out. I'll surprise you with pictures later in the week ... they said it would only take a week.
I'm hoping our "new face" is a happy one!