Kristi called me the other day and asked what I was doing. The conversation went something like this:
L: I'm cleaning
K: That's all you ever do
L: No, I organize too
I think it's no secret that I'm a little compulsive when it comes to cleaning and organizing. I never seem to be able to get it quite right. It seems like either I could have done a better job with how things fit where I placed them, there is too much stuff, or the storage solutions that I have come up with just don't work. The only area I am completely satisfied with in the house are the kitchen cabinets. It's really only been since September that the kitchen cabinets were finished. While we were working on them we took everything out of the kitchen. This gave us a chance to go through what we had and sort it into what we were keeping and what needed to be taken to Goodwill. Everything is nice and neat and has a place. I think Martha Stewart would be proud!
I coerced Andy into helping me in the basement this weekend. Shannon had given us a solid wood table style desk when she was moving. We thought it would be perfect to put the drum carder on. Andy built the brown shelves on top of the table when he was in middle school. He was horrified when I asked him to trim the bottom of them a bit so they would fit on the table! Being the good sport that he is he trimmed them and then helped me put everything on them.
Yesterday it was finally not 1,000 degrees in the shade or pouring rain. Andy and I headed out to work on the start of the new patio. Andy was able to lay the foundation for the new walkway that will go from the basement door to the patio. The rail road ties are extremely heavy and need to be moved with a hand truck. The grass in the path will be coming out and will be replaced with stone. It will be less work to take care of and less chance of me getting bitten by bugs when walking back there. Since I'm allergic to nearly everything that bites and my blood is crack for mosquito's we are doing everything we can to reduce the chance of bites.
My thumb finally seems to be working properly and I'm knitting again at full capacity! It just sort of happened over the weekend while I was working on Mariposa for the Shalimar Beat The Heat KAL. I cast on on Saturday and I'm 1/4" away from binding off for the arm holes. It's in Shalimar Enzo Worsted, Billies Blues colorway.
With my thumb back in shape, I've been able to work on my new sock design. It's gotten some great comments from guys as well as girls so if you are looking for something to knit for a friend or your husband for Christmas this would be a great choice. I'll be putting it out for test knitting sometime next week and hopefully be publishing it at the beginning of September. The yarn is Maple Creek Farm Sherman in Chocolate Mint Truffle.
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