I Spy (a bunch of loons)
Leah's mess of a room? Well, last Tuesday morning I mentioned to Scott that the calendar was blissfully clear for the next few days, so we were discussing building shelves and cubbies in her closet, but then we got to talking about how what the room really needed was an overhaul to go from a little girl's room to a young lady's room/studio so the space could really work for her. And of course, in our crazy old house, this does not simply involve a paint job and new quilt. No, of course not. Tuesday afternoon, she packed her stuff. Wednesday and Friday, we gutted it. Saturday the framing for the new closet went up. The electricians were here on Sunday to confirm that Scott did the wiring correctly (their expertise rec'd in exchange for wood-fired pizza shells :-). As of yesterday, the sheetrock is up, the first coat of mud has been applied, and a color/design scheme is coming into focus.
Lacy Baktus pattern with lace edge mod by CheryKnits. I can't get the pattern in my head, but I made a small printout of the 8-row chart that I need and pinned it to my work, as I like to do, so it's a perfect take-along project.
I gave a ton of stuff away yesterday and am feeling excellent about it. More on its way out today, including a bunch to a new homeschooling family whose mom I know from wayyyyy back in my La Leche League days. Meanwhile, incoming yesterday was a beautiful skein of yarn, handspun by our friend Jen, from roving dyed by our friend Kris, in exchange for use of our bike rack on Jen's trip to the Cape last weekend. Woo Hoo for pretty handspun! Reservations made this morning for Spa Knit and Spin 2011. Farmers' market season starts tomorrow, so lots of excitement (and incredible aromas) in the air around here!