Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Patiently Waiting

Day Two of the floor installation. I am just trying to find something to occupy myself while I wait. First thing is a garden walk, and a heavy dew made it seem unnecessary to water. Nice for me. I picked off about five tomato hornworms, and thought: This is the Summer of Insects.  I am thankful for no mosquitos.

This huge green Brandywine tomato was about to pull down the whole plant, so I picked it and added it to the chorus line of veggies on my counter, all but the green pepper are from the garden plot. I like the way the colors swing from yellow to green. I am dying to play with color in my studio. No kidding.

It's cool in my finished bedroom so I set up some challenges with knitting. I have to get out of my mindless knitting rut and try something new. This is a module I used years ago and forgot how to do, so a refresher swatch is in order. The book is Dazzling Knits by Patricia Werner, and is all about modular knits, aka Patchwork Knitting.
I am reminded that one cannot listen to the radio and follow a complicated pattern at the same time. Third try, minus the radio, gave the proper result.
  Next, a pattern I wanted to try in Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns, a book I have had since I learned how to knit at 15. Great volume, and one I have referenced for all these many many years. Where does the time go?
At the end of the day the floor is this close to being done. Just the edges need to be fitted. I will be going to town for knitting today and as usual a stop at Home Depot is in the cards. I will bring home the quarter round trim and finishing nails to complete this project. And then I can move back in and get to work. Hurray!!!
 A very Pushy Phlox.


  1. It will be wonderful to be back in your studio again. Congratulations on your new floor. May it be flat and clean.

  2. I actually laughed outloud when I read the word "patiently" in the title of this post. I did not think this existed in your vocabulary - you are more the "I thought about it - so get it done" type of person. Love the photo of the house and pond.

    Hugs - Marie

  3. It's great that it's not you are actually laying that floor. So much better to be patiently (not!) waiting for someone else to finish it. It sure is looking good!

  4. The floor looks great!

  5. I love the picture of your home. It looks like a little slice of heaven!

  6. Your house looks beautiful in that top photo.


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