Friday, October 20, 2006

So much to share!

So much going on right now! The guys working on the house. Alex's 71st birthday. My slipper pattern for Fiber Trends and on and on.

Nobody responded about pictures of the house in progress so... Here's what has happened so far, starting with some "before" pics.

This is the side of the house with the enclosed sun porch. Pretty sad. You can see the dilapidated side steps that have never been safe to use.

The side of the living room. You see the living room window and most of a dining room window. Part of it is hidden by the enclosed sun porch.

Another view from the side of the living room. You can see the bay window poking out on the left. To help you feel the scale, those are 10 foot high windows and the ceilings are 14 feet. That horizontal line below the window is the floor line, with basement below.

Now for some progress pics.

The side steps are gone...

and new ones being built.

The back porch is gone...

and a new one is begun! The stairs are wider than before and the tiny little landing will be a nice little deck.

And the new decking on the front porch. Alex did that himself! All primed and everything.

And Rufus the overseer.

And now for some knitting!

Alex had been fussing about our beat up, worn out bathroom rugs. Guess what I made for his birthday? This is my version of Absorba from Mason*Dixon Knitting. As a quilter I just couldn't bring myself to do it all in one color. It is so thick and squishy! Alex loves it!

And another rug from the same book. Came out pretty good. I learned so much I want to do another Absorba when I can get some more of that double worsted Peaches and Creme.

And of course Merlin had to approve the new rugs.

And finally...

These are the new sample slippers for my Fiber Trends pattern. We decided to do a double sole so it would be softer. They came out real nice I think.

In the works now are the long suffering Round Robin, casting on for the Lion Brand Danbury Hooded Sweater Jacket (I am using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in what they call Emerald but to me is Forest Green), casting on socks for my doctor and trying to keep my hands off my experiment with the log cabin afghan from The Knitting Experience - Color. Between that and Mason*Dixon I am, for the first time in my life, enjoying garter stitch! Never liked the look of it in garments but now I have a useful place for it.

Well, that it for now my adoring fans. Hope that keeps you busy for a while! :o)


:L, Laura said...

i don't hav eth emason-dixon book.
tell me about the absorba rugs?
they look great!

Tammy said...

Wow, the work on the house is amazing!! As well as the rugs. As a beginner quilter, I LOVE them!!

Sherri said...

Those slippers ae GREAT!!! I love them!! I WANT some!!!