The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

House and Greenland

In spite of the weather my guys have been working whenever they can, and they have finished the front of the house.  Isn't it pretty!

And in other news the body of Greenland is up to the band just below the bust.  Just the band and the top of the sweater left to finish.

Tonight is odd Tuesday knitting group so I need to get into the kitchen and put some chili on for the starving masses that I am leaving here.  Later.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Knitting and Dentist

I am getting tired of going to the dentist every week or so, I am ready for it to be over.  It  will be over for 3 whole months in November, by then the last 2 crowns will be on and the last of the cleaning done and I can make an appointment with hygiene for February and not think about dentists until then. 

The 9th guy sock gets some work when I go to the dentist. So I am going to have to put in an effort to get that done at home instead.  Which will be different. 

In other news Sierra's sweater is coming along, the picture is half of the first repeat, and I am actually at one and a half now, need a total of 3 repeats so the body skirt is about 1/2 done.

The fronts of the Central Park Hoodie are well under way.  I work on this until the stiffness and scratchiness of the yarn get to me, and I put it down for the alpaca in Sierra's sweater.  Once washed even sketchily, it softens up like that old sweatshirt that feels wonderful and is totally disreputable, hopefully that does not mean that it will become disreputable looking  really quickly.  But it will feel really good.

I don't know if I mentioned that I started a pair of mystery they are after clue one.  I tried getting a closeup but I needed to dig out the tripod for the camera and I think it is over at the (short-lived) studio.  And I did not want to wait until 3 pm or later to try to get it.  I will try to remember this afternoon to see if Dennis is up and if I can get in to look for it.

The TV shows have been piling up on the DVR so I need to go watch them and knit.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Red Room

The door and everything else needs its trim back.
There are linen cupboards right outside this room between it and the chimney which need their doors put back into place.

This has been done long enough that Sierra is firmly in residence.

Tomorrow the electrician is supposed to return and put up the light in her room.

This room has cabinets along the north wall so she has a chair there and her bed in the corner, she put the quilt rack in the corner first and then put the head of her bed against it I think I like it that way.

Blue room

The new opening into the attic space will give this room a storage space that it did not have before. And having windows on the south as well as the west side provides much more light.

The north side of both the front bedrooms are still sloped but but they now have all of the front two-thirds to walk around in. Dressers and bookcases will sit on the north wall of the blue room.

House Inside

The Living room got its new fan and most everything, (except 6 boxes that are waiting on labels to be shipped back) is put back where it belongs, and is not as much of a disaster as it was.

The downstairs bedroom has new walls and ceiling, (when the roof was leaking, all the water was going into this room and the ceiling and walls were quite damaged), and this room is now much better. sunny and yellow it just looks happy.

We also put new fans into my office and I don't have pictures of them but they are the same as the ones in the living room and my bedroom. The upstairs bedrooms have all been repainted and have new windows in addition to the old windows having been replaced.

The West bedroom up stairs is now blue, and has a nice new recessed light. The east bedroom is red, and will have a light to match but it is not in yet.

There is still all of the trim that needs to be put back, baseboards and around the windows and doors.

My room has its window on the west side but is still needing those on the east. So 3 more windows and all of the trim. It is getting there, slowly.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Happy Birthday Caleb

Hope your day is really special. Thanks to his mom, Kelly and e-mail, I got these pictures this morning. Living proof that my guess was a little small, and he will only wear this sweater this fall/winter and then it will be passed on to his younger brother. This is why it really is important to get measurements. The bottom rib is tucked under so it is the sleeves that are a little short.

Isn't he cute.