Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I was sitting in my favorite chair when Jim walked by and said, "DON'T MOVE". I looked at him with a WTF look on my face; he pointed at a spot about 18 inches from my feet. This fellow was sitting on top of my shopping bags with his tongue flickering. The interwebz says it is a copperhead. I am FREAKED. How did it get in my house??? How did I escape snakebite??? How do I sleep in my house now??? GAH!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Felted Hat From Sweater

I bought a wool sweater at a second hand store. It had some damage from being washed improperly; the round yoke was shrunken and fulled a bit. I washed it in the machine with hot wash/cold rinse, then put it in the dryer. This procedure made the sweater very dense. I cut out bits of the sweater and sewed them into this hat. The brim is one piece; it was knitted that way. It is floppy when worn, and I love it.

Next time I need to take pictures of the garment before I begin cutting.

Knit Class at JPL

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 I participated in a knit class for middle school age children at the Jamestown Public Library in Jamestown, NC. We had a large turnout and it was a ROCKING SUCCESS!!!

Many thanks to all the people locally who donated needles and yarn to the project. We also had a couple of people on Ravelry who sent us needles and yarn. Thank you zeldabows and thumbuddie!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cedar Spa

Yesterday, Moe and I laid the floor in the cedar spa room. Today I oiled the wood. I still need to buy window treatments. We've been working on this project for a year, a little at a time, as $$$ allows. I'll post more pics when it is completed.
Ready for relaxation!

The spa.

Jim made the steps.