Thursday, February 26, 2009

snow - a 4 letter word

You'd think after all the snow in Dec & Jan that Mother Nature would've run out. Not so... It snowed almost all day while I was visiting my Dad yesterday. We just got a light dusting but there was way more snow where he lives. I passed two serious accidents on the bridge on my way home yesterday evening. It was a long drive but the roads improved the closer to home I got.

Since this is a knitting blog, I should talk about knitting, eh? I am working on a secret project that can't be blogged about. I wanted to join a sock KAL but I seem to have *ahem* run out of dpns. Hmmm... I wonder how that happened. Anyways, I've been trying to finish up things. Yesterday, I cast on and spent all day knitting the second Twinkle sock. This pattern is still kicking my butt. If I forget a yo one more time, I'll stick a dpn in my eye. Oh - I'm seriously thinking about going to the Sock Summit in Aug. Is anyone else going?

The great drapery debate has been settled! I made the mistake of buying fabric that is reversible. Of course, we didn't agree on which side is the "right" side. I put it to a vote amongst my quilting friends and here's the winner:

And you'll notice in the picture that I solved the "shortage" issue as well. I am going to sew a wide band at the bottom so that I don't need as much patterned fabric. So I stopped by the interior design place and bought drapery heading tape (the kind that automatically pleats) and a ton of blackout lining. Next week will be full of cutting huge pieces of fabric and making a general mess of my living and dining room. But it will be worth it, right?


Martha said...

Wow, drapes! How ambitious. I love the fabric, that blue is incredible.

gayle said...

Beautiful fabric. Either side would have been nice but the side you chose will look great. Onward and upward!

Bea said...

The drapes are going to look just awesome. SO sorry about all the snow. Hopefully its gone away again.