It’s been two weeks, give or take, since my birthday. I have yet to actually enjoy my new table, as I’m debating how to proceed with finishing it. I could a) just throw on a few coats of polyurethane and call it a day, b) use a stain with built-in polyurethane or c) paint it with a combination paint/primer. I’m not sure if I’d still need the poly on top of that.
Now I don’t really like the color of the table as is, but I’m not feeling the stain choices either. So the last resort is to paint it. Hmm how about a nice BLUE! 🙂 If I can’t paint my walls that, then dammit I’m gonna have something BRIGHT in my livingroom/craft area. So that’s kind of on hold while I decide what exactly to do with it.
In knitting I’ve picked up the needles and started a baby sweater for a friend. I recently received a prize of some yummy Dream In Color Classy, in Shiny Moss, from Karen. I didn’t know what to do with it until I browsed through “101 Designer One-Skein Wonders”, edited by Judith Durant, where I found this simple baby sweater that called for the exact same yarn I had in hand. It was an easy knit, despite me making a few booboos and THEN realizing there were errata. Made a few MORE booboos, rip, rip rippity rip. And now this:
Aww crap! I’m done with the sweater itself, it just needs seaming. But I don’t think this little bit is going to be enough to do the neckband. I’ll give it a shot anyway, since it’s just pick up and knit and there are some live stitches at the center of the neck. Then if it’s not enough I can rip and find a yarn that’s close in color to finish. I just have to get a move on before the intended recipient outgrows it. It’s been years since I had an infant and well, I umm.. can’t remember how big they are at a certain time. Throw in the fact that I have yet to actually SEE this baby and well, yeah. At least I got the gender right! If it doesn’t work out I’m screwed because I don’t know anyone else expecting to have a 6-9mo old baby in the cold weather. I have refrained from showing the actually sweater, lest the recipient’s mom sees this post.
I’ve also been tooling around with a proto-type of sorts for a teapot cozy. OK fine, it’s just me winging it because I’m not finding anything plain and simple. All the cozies are some complicated shit that probably won’t even fit my teapot. I just want a friggin’ tube with a tie on the top. Can’t be too hard, right? til I put it down and lost a DPN. Go Me! I’ll find it. If not, I’ve got a bunch of spare 4.5mm DPNs laying around. They came in handy for something huh? Back to the drawing board!