Knitting has been slow here at Annie's (more on that later). I still haven't finished that baby sweater but I am working on it. Sometimes. I was able to finish this little project for Project Knitaway
. The challenge was to knit something using materials from the hardware store.
I feel kind of like a cop out for using fine cotton string, but atleast the outcome is something kind of different. I was inspired by the Paper Lantern pattern from AlterKnits
by Leigh Radford. I modified the pattern using cotton string, size us6 needles and I kept everything garter stitch. I was worried that the light wouldn't show through enough so I added two sets of released yarnovers.
I really like the way it turned out! I could easily see making a string of these for my terrace.
My terrace. *sigh*
For those of you keeping up with the drama, our terrace is still not done. It has been 2 1/2 months
and the workers have destroyed it. We have watched every other terrace be completed and ours was being used for storage.
A read through of our lease and we saw that we had to allow the landlord to perform maintenance on our terrace, but nowhere did it say that we pay rent for the landlord to use our space for storage. SO - a call to the project manager, he came and looked at the terrace and had the crap removed immediately. Yay! Our terrace now looks like this:
Well almost. As of today the shop vac and a couple of sanders were back. UGH. We are leaving for vacation on Monday and I can't wait. Hopefully the Fix-It Fairies will be by to not only finish the terrace, but to fix the window that the workers broke. (Hey, maybe they'll finish that baby sweater, too!)
I see an umbrella, sandy beach and blue water about 48 hours away. Om.....Om.....
Labels: Terrace Tragedy '06