Friday, February 13, 2009

I heart lace... and lumber...

Truthfully, I think I prefer cables to lace, but I surprised myself this week by picking out a lace pattern and figuring it out on my own! While Dad measured the walls and made supply lists, I knit lace.

I've been intending to give lace a shot for a couple of months now, and the eyelet hearts that were Vogue's Stitch of the Week pattern last week were so sweet and innocent-looking, I thought to myself, "Why not try to knit a few hearts for Valentine's Day?" Four tries later, I have a soft scrap of Comfy fabric that's about 2 1/2 by 6 inches with three little hearts on it. And I'm so excited about it!!!! I don't think I'd be any happier if I'd managed a whole sweater!

I'm not sure what to do with it now though... Frame it? Use it as a bookmark? Knit another one and stitch them together to make a dishcloth? Any ideas?

Now I'm knitting a much more sensible hat.

We're making progress on the framing, it might all be done when I get home tonight. Fingers crossed.

You can see where walls and closets and doors are going to be. We're making a laundry room, a guest room, and a music room.

Last night I learned that loading and unloading the floor every time we bout was good practice for unloading drywall from a truck. Tons and tons of drywall...

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