On the knitting side......
Squish. I seem to be drawn to weird named patterns right now. If you go to the link, you'll see the original pattern is for a scarf with fringe. After checking out some of the finished projects, I found the author had this version so I chose to follow these directions.
Got the cowl done but didn't use up all the yarn. Isn't that the way it goes sometimes. You either don't have enough yarn or more than you hoped for left over. Probably not enough to make anything else.......this will wind up in a bag with all my other leftovers. Seriously....maybe my next project needs to be something to use up all my orphan yarns.
Might be it's time to get out my Carol Leigh triangle loom. Maybe I can come up with a Saori shawl......hmmmmm....... that really does sound like a plan.
I also started another pair of Elf Clobbers. I've had so much fun wearing them, I thought I should have another pair. This time I thought I'd try doing the crochet part all by myself. Found a book at my library.....
......cuffs finished...book has instructions for all the stitches I need......NO crochet hook......Duh!!! Obviously focused does not equal organized so I've been good and am knitting on my Palette of Colors Shrug.
Progress on my kitchen island......
Unlike my husbands entertainment center, I wanted this piece to look older and time worn so I sanded the edges.
Finished island......except for the towel bar that I want moved to the other end so my husband has to drill new holes.
This isn't the placement of the island but we had to take a picture before putting it in place or we wouldn't have been able to get a good picture of the front. I love how it turned out!
Before and after pics of my kitchen......
|Before (yes, for the last 20 years all my cooking was done using this antique Magic Chief)|
Wowza!!!!.....this is the first time I've put the before and after pics together. The cabinet face lift was done by Kitchen's by Katie........they did an awesome job. My new floors are Armstrong vinyl planks and were installed by my brother and his friend....also an awesome job.
Still have some work to do. I'll be painting the wall between the counter and cupboards and then put a single row of glass tile 6" high for the back splash. The opening by the fridge is for a dishwasher that I've yet to buy. Thought I liked the convenience of having the trash in that spot, it is really convenient, but can now see how "trashy" it looks in a picture.....back under the sink it goes!
Well....that's it for me this week. Thanks for letting me go on, and on, about my new passion......Annie Sloan chalk paint. I'm sure the kitchen painting will be a bit boring now but it needs to get done too.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!