This shawl has been finished since last week. I forgot that it was blocking in the upstairs "Office" room, the only place right now, where I can block on the floor, with nobody running around.
Lola is modeling it, thank you very much. She followed me around into the kitchen:
out on our new deck:
because it was so nice out, we stayed longer and watched the pups playing:
well, I watched them anyway (the pups watched the neighbors having dinner outside, how rude they are staring like that) . Then back inside, in my office room, or what's left of it:
pattern: Daenerys by Valerie Johnson (I've got it from her as a gift - thank you)
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns - Alley Cat sock, merino/nylon, 1 skein = 400yds. I had maybe 2 yds left over. colorway: LE Georges Dragon (how fitting). I love this colorway and would have loved to knit socks with it as well.
size after blocking: 24" x 27" - it's a small one, but perfect for wearing it as a scarf around the neck
start-finish: June 11-15
modifications: no mods, except that I made it smaller due to less yardage.
On the reno front: We are having a break from it until the middle of August, when the floor and kitchen guys will (hopefully) show up and start ripping our house apart. Until then we can continue to clear out the house, but at a slower pace, and enjoy the first part of the summer, albeit in an almost empty house. We have to get our walk out basement ready for us to live in for a couple of month until they are done doing the upstairs thing. I guess this will be the hardest part of it all.
I've already picked out the tiles for the kitchen floor, the hall, powder room and laundry room, they all get the same tiles. The rest of the house will be wood floors, and we'll go see what's available some time this week. I am having a hard time finding tiles for the back splash, still looking for the perfect ones. Whey do people use so much beige in their homes??? I'm not afraid of colors, and beige got to be the ONE color I can't stand. Anyway, we'll keep looking, and you'll get to see the end product some day too. :o)
It was kind of fun picking the wood, the style of the kitchen cabinets, the handles, the finish , the faucet and what not. Didn't think there were so many decisions to be made! Good thing I know what I want.
The kitchen guy told us, that it would take a long time finding the tiles I wanted, since they are not in style right now. We went to look last Thursday for the first time, and bingo! I found what I wanted at the first location, at the first try. When we called him, he couldn't believe it, he was prepared to drive around for and with us to find the right ones! Hehe, glad we didn't have to.
For now we have to water our backyard, since there are new trees, new bushes, and rolled out lawn, as well as sown over bare spots, and the two of us water for an hour in the mornings and in the evenings to keep everything from getting brown. (while doing this I'm singing "I'm a sprinkler, I'm a sprinkler" in my head) After the pool is opened tomorrow, I'm hoping to get some really nice photos to show you all! Very exciting!