GanseyDecember 6, 2004
Lala's home! She's got a Buddha bug, though, so she's a mite under the weather. I believe this calls for fudge.
I'm really, really glad she's home.
And in more prosaic news, I painted this weekend! I just did the bathroom, and technically I only did half the bathroom. I had this whole idea that I would put up a white chair rail under the yellow and leave the bottom half white (because I could NEVER move that tub), but now I'm thinking of doing a decorative border because there are a couple of curves along the walls. I went to the hardware store and looked at wallpaper borders, and while I was extremely tempted by all the baseball/rocket/flower-explosion types, I just couldn't make up my mind. What a wealth. I think I'll paint a little vine instead. I keep thinking to myself, "What if I screw it up?" Then I think, "Eh. Who cares? It's MINE!"
Have I told you lately how GREAT that feels?
And I only stepped off the chair INTO the paint tray once. But when they say soap and water, they mean it. Thank god.
Also, I finished the gansey.
A little closer:
And from the back (note the new paint!):
Harriet remained unimpressed:
Yarn: Handspun wool from unremembered vendor at Maryland Sheep and Wool, worsted weight.
Pattern: Silver Creek Classics, S-806
Gauge: 5st/inch, on 2(US)
I freaking LOVE this sweater. Love it. Toyed with giving it away -- I can't. I'm not a big enough person. I'm just not. I must keep this and wear it all the time. Wearing it right now, as a matter of fact. Wore it to dinner (sushi) last night with Lala. Might wear it to my birthday party (in July) and might wear it to yours, too.
Hooray! It's a good day.