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Friday, September 29, 2006

...Og hekla... og hekla... og hekla... og hekla...

So. I don't think that shawl is going to be done by Saturday, considering it is technically Friday morning at the moment. The crochet edging is almost halfway done. That sounds promising until you realise I have been working on it for the better part of the evening (after we came home from supper.)

Tomorrow I have the day off to go flower shopping and food shopping and drop the cake things off at the bakery.

The front hall looks absolutely lovely, just don't touch the railing. The humidity is keeping it from drying. Hopefully THAT at least will be finished by Saturday.

Pictures next week.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Preparation

Well, I haven't had much time for blogging or knitting lately. I have been knitting on the bus to work, since I've been leaving him the car and taking the bus. I have to be sure to be up and out on time every day, but it sure is nicer than driving in traffic.

Our cake top thing came in the mail and it's prettier in person. We've been cleaning the house like crazy and trying to figure out who is really coming and how much food we are buying, and we are getting houseguests from Iceland this weekend and next week. So I doubt I will be posting much until after The Big Day. Anyway, so here's one thing that's keeping us (mostly him) busy:

It is looking REALLY beautiful right now, and he's not done yet. Stay tuned for the after photo. Too bad I didn't get the ugly railing in this picture (hint, hint).

And I am almost done with the baby sleeve, just a few more rows, but I have picked this back up because I want to wear it a week from tomorrow and well, I have to allow time to block. So, if I don't finish it in time, I'll survive, but it sure would be nice.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yay, I have a dining room again!

My dining room no longer looks like a war zone. Perfectionist Ingi touched up what perfectionist me was not happy with, and it's done. Furniture is back in, and we had a nice meal Saturday with chocolate soufflé for dessert. (Yes, you all should make this recipe, it is that good. I used a Lindt 85% chocolate bar because that was what the local store had.) I also made ástarpungar Saturday too.

Now you should see my hall. I think we took some pictures, maybe I will post them later. It's the next project.

In the meantime, I am ready to start the third row of purple dots for the baby sleeve (see prior sleeve for progress percent), and I have been working (finally!) on the border for Hálfskák. I haven't posted in a while because I haven't had time to take photos, so here is a photo-free post and then next time I can post in-progress photos of the shawl. I can't seem to get computer free time and non-computer free time at the same time.

So some more things to look at. We ordered our cake (actually two, one small chocolate one and one larger vanilla one) but it wasn't this one. We also ordered from ebay something to put on it. It's from the 1950s, it has a real fabric dress. Fun.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Some fun new things

Here's some new books. The mittens books I got from the library for 50 cents each; they were getting rid of them. I really like both books and had wanted to get them anyway, what a deal:


And here's the yarn he brought.

I asked for some Lanett for making baby booties for one of these babies we know. He went to Hagkaup to buy it and the yarn section said it was closed for inventory, but to ask for help. So he asked a woman, and she said they were closed for inventory. "But I am flying out tomorrow!" he said, so she updated her inventory sheets and gave him the yarn.

The beautiful green lopi is another funny story. A friend of mine had asked for some einŝĉtt after watching me work on my shawl, she wanted green. Oh, no problem, I said, I'll have him bring it with him. Well, sometimes boys aren't the best yarn shoppers, somehow he ended up with létt-lopi instead. Works out for me, though, now I have some pretty yarn. I just have to figure out what to make with it.

What can I make with 400g of létt-lopi?