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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Soggy Wednesday

Today is was one of those days. Maybe it was the fact that I have to back to work tomorrow, or maybe it was the fact that it is humid beyond belief today, I don't know. My refrigerator project has been dragging on. The person installing it measured wrong and had to some dry wall surgery...then there is the priming and the painting, and all that. This is the second day he said he would come (actually a pattern for him) but he didn't show up. I drove over the Pali for my massage which was a little bit of heaven:). On the way back, the traffic was detoured as the mountain on the other side of the Pali tunnel fell down and the whole road was closed. I tried another road but it was closed. I then missed my turn and got on H3 instead of Likelike. The water was coming off the mountains in huge waterfalls, always an awesome sight. There were dozens of them!

My craft room project (was to become a bedroom, now going back to the craft room) is nearly done, but I need a 28.5 inch tall something to hold up the other side of my table (a board with a cut out for my sewing machine. I looked at those nifty folding sewing desks, but at 700-1000 dollars, I decided the ole board would do. But no luck. I set up my sewing machine on a table and made the Amy Butler Swing bag. It is larger then I thought, but a nice size. The strap construction was a bit tricky .





The hat is a mini-hat, probably more likely to be a felted bag then a hat, but I liked the way the left-over Noro Kureyon worked up in the stripes. I also finished the Socks That Rock neck sock. It turned out 60 inches long. None of the photos came out very well as it is so cloudy today.

Now I don't know what to do. I have an email out to Kimberley of the Giving Flower to buy her SockFish pattern. I'm treading water knitting another hat, and have Rogue sleeves to contend with, but nothing is really calling to me yet. I still have disk 6 and 7 of second Season lost to watch and of course there is always house organizing. And oh yikes, time to cook dinner.

It was just one of those days.

9 comments:

Lilikoi Knits said...

That bag is cute! I love the Amy Butler stuff, but haven't broken down yet to get any.

I'll be in town (again) tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by and visit (and hopefully get a lemon-spinach crepe).

debbie said...

yikes! tell me about this weather! since my work takes me around the island, i was in no mood to drive so i had an 'office day.' then came home and started on my other sock...i love how your swing bag turned out and the cap is cute too - love the stripes. i've seen the sock fish bag and can't wait to see how you create yours - hope tomorrow's weather is better, or at least not so warm and humid....

mysticalfeet said...

Oh that bag is so gorgeous! I ran into the same Pali issues that you did, and was dazzled by similar waterfalls on the drives to and from work. I might go to work via H-3 tomorrow, just to catch some different waterfalls...since it looks like Pali is closed to K-town tomorrow again. Arrrgh. Might be a good day to close schools, eh?

kimberly said...

I have those days all the time. Mostly with me it's trying to decide to do with my little bit of free time and then the time is gone. I have the same fabric waiting for me to make an Amy Butler bag too! Maybe this is a good time to get out the fabric. I love the pink flowers. It just goes to show great minds do think alike.
Your mini hat or felted bag is great too. I like the stripes.
Can't wait to see a fish swimming in Hawaii with sock yarn in his mouth. ;)

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, poor you! There are days when it'd just be better if we'd stay in bed - if we have the chance to, that is!
I really love the bag you did, it's so cute - and so is the cap, great how the colors go along together! Perfect way to use up some leftover yarn!

KnitPastis said...

You are so good at so many things it amazes me. The Amy Butler Bag is so pretty and it looks perfect. Waterfalls!! Hope the waterfalls and the massage made you forget all about the problems. Things do seem to happen all at once, doesn't it?

Jen said...

I just scrolled down today and found out... you know how to weave baskets! I want to know how to do that... They were really pretty by the way.

And so is that noro leftover hat. I agree, the subtle color change in the stripes is a wonderful accent to a basic black watchcap. Mabe I'll try that with some sock leftovers...

Opal said...

I said it to you in person, but I'll say it to you again. That bag is gorjuss! Just gorjuss!

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