Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tinkering Around the House

Winter cold has finally arrived here -- although no snow to speak of -- so it has been a good weekend to haul out my beloved ponchos and stay warm and cozy. 

I'm slowly cleaning up my craft room. This weekend, I decided to clear off my workspace -- a task in desperate need of completion -- so I finished a few jewelry projects and took apart others.
The necklace above is a beautiful design, but those bright blue beads do not match its elegance. The white beads are rather expensive, so I determined to rip it apart. That's the easy part. Sorting the beads, however, took much longer than I expected.

I finished the Shawheid hat by Kate Davies. In an earlier post, I said I was knitting it out of the discontinued Telemark yarn. I was wrong. It's knit out of the recommended Jamieson & Smith. My carried threads on the back were a bit tight, but a good soaking and blocking corrected for me.
I did get out of the house a few times. A friend and I went to see the movie Ladybird. It has lots of cute and authentic moments, but the mother character wasn't believable, which kind of undermines the whole story. Afterward, she fed me some delicious lentil soup at her house. And this morning I treated myself to a latte at a local coffeeshop.
Today will be busier. I have a number of errands that have to get done. It's just as well. I need to adjust to winter weather!

Hope your weekend is relaxing and refreshing.

19 comments:

  1. Your hat is beautiful, perfect colours. And right now that coffee looks fab!

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  2. So, if my carried strands on the back are a bit too tight, soaking and blocking can fix that? w00t! (I still don't care to do colorwork, but your hat is lovely.)

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  3. Great job on the colorwork hat. My floats have a tendency to be either too tight or too loose - not happy medium. Lentil soup is yummy!

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  4. I've been reading several blog posts where people are cleaning up and clearing out. You can include ME in that process too.

    I suppose we are getting an early start on a fresh start for 2018!

    Those beads are beautiful. I'm sure they'll find there way into a project that you love much more.

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  5. That hat is just beautiful! I love Kate Davies designs. I don't know how I missed this one.

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  6. Great job on the hat-it is so pretty and perfect for winter wear in the blue and white! The beads would match! lol No fun sorting them but a nice job cleaned up!

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  7. I love that hat! it's the perfect blue :)

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  8. With the arrival of winter weather it's time to shift to winter outings... a visit to a local coffee shop for a latte fits the bill perfectly. I have to remind myself -4 celcius isn't that old! We went out for a walk yesterday, but the winds cut it short.

    Love the hat! And so glad it blocked out so beautifully. I've never knit with Jamieson but I've heard great things about it.

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  9. I love that hat! I hope your week is not too crazy!

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  10. Your hat is wonderful! I love both the colors you chose and the design. May it keep you warm and toasty this winter.

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  11. I LOVE YOUR Hat!!!!! My favorite fair isle colors/ Blue and white. Thanks for the honest review of Ladybird. I can skip the cost of it now!

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  12. Great job on the hat & more power to you for sorting the beads. I think I'd almost rather scrub toilets. Almost. :)

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  13. Gorgeous hat! Kate Davies designs are always so beautiful. Love your choice of colors. Those beads look like a lot of work...just sayin'....

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  14. The hat is stunning!! I almost went to that movie yesterday but decided to wait for video since I had so much to do around my house. Translation: my house is a mess now!

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  15. Latte is my cafe treat of choice. Usually it's house coffee at home. I drink a little in the morning at home, then put it in a mason jar w/a plastic lid and finish it at work. The sorting and the organizing is always the hardest and the most time consuming in craft or maybe it just feels that way!

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  16. Awesome hat! I am going to check out that pattern, especially since it has "our" name on it. Cleaning up the craft room and other spots is definitely on my post holidays list. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Oh well, make that almost has "our" name on it. Too early yet to read carefully, I guess.?!

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  17. By now you have been at work all week. Glad you had a fun weekend. Love yoru hat and I have to say it is a shame that necklace had to be taken apart because it is really beautiful. Happy Weekend!

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