Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MISSING IN ACTION

No not abducted by aliens, not lost in the woods . I just have not had any time to do the blog. Life sometimes gets in the way.
The chair redo was the big job #1. Daughter purchased it at a charity rumage sale. Then delivered it to me. So many coats of paint later, a new cushion and all it is ready for Thanksgiving delivery. Hubby was in charge of paint, Paint he choose not to do so off to the auto body shop for a good spray. That was all well and good, but please dear hubby remove all the old fabric first. So then we had paint filled old fabric which had to come off. Many new vocabulary words later, that was accomplished, then the new base to go under the cushion had to be recut. I now have words I could use that is if I choose to that I have not heard before. Four "snits" later he had it ready for me. Then the sewing began. I am quite pleased with the chair and know Kathy will be as well. She plans to use it as a knitting rocker. YES YES YES.

Following this sewing marathon I made new curtains for one bedroom in the hunting camp. As the boys and I use that term loosely are getting older, the camp gets more like a second home for them. They now have a bathroom newer than the one in our home, laminate floors, new windows, heat and lots more goodies so they are not "stressed" when they go to hunt. My translation of their hunting is .......HUNTING A WARM PLACE TO SLEEP AND EAT.......



I am also teaching three classes of knitting a week. WOW I love each and every one of my students dearly. We are doing stranded knitting using two hands in one class. I created a double knit headband for this class. I like the idea of a waste yarn cast on then some stocking stitch in the round. A purl round and then the pattern, another purl round the plain stocking stitch and kitchner stitch together. Makes it warm and nice inside and out.

I shall post this get the other photos and catch all of you up to date with the other knitting in progress.

More later today.