I came home from work today to find this in the sewing room:
Although it might upset you to come home and find one of your windows missing, it made me deliriously happy. That's because in the not-so-recent past there was a TREE sticking through the window. So this is real progress, as far as I'm concerned.
Yes, the house repairs from Tornado Time continue. Right this minute there's a Brick Guy working on the foundation for the front porch. It's been six months and I don't even notice the hammering and pounding anymore. Either the contractor dudes are s-l-o-w, or we are paying them too much money.
Me? I'm just glad they're here. Eventually I'll have a real house again. In the meantime, I think I'll sew, smock, knit, and shop for more stuff to sew, smock, and knit.
Here's the completed right front of the Mandarin Cardigan:
It's not that blue in real life. Here's an artsy shot for you:
I've started on the left front and have about four inches done already.
And while I've been rummaging around I found this book of vintage baby knits from the 50s:
And lookee here!
I don't know where this came from, because I would NEVER start another knitting project when I have one underway already. But here's a close up anyway:
This is Dolce Amore, simply the absolutely softest cotton baby yarn in the world.
And it might, just might, end up as something on this page:
And I also found all this gorgeous Swiss batiste, 1728 lace, ribbon, entredeux, insertion, etc:
There's white, ivory, seafoam, blue, pink.....
I need to get busy, don't I?