Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A new hat for me, painting, and catching up - WIP Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Creating is my passion, my sanity, my sense of being "up to something", my way of contributing a little bit. I always have a few projects going, many left to the side for months or even years before I pick up the best and carry on. Here's some of what I'm working on this week:

The Christmas tree has been taken down, all the ornaments lovingly packed away, the garlands stowed, and the furniture put back in place.

Now, we're catching up on chores (and adjusting our weekly wheel for the season). Having the chart is reassuring, even if we don't stick to it too strictly. Just knowing that everything will get done alleviates a lot of the burden of such a to-do list. Sometimes tasks even wait until their day the following week, and they don't mind.

I've gotten several chances to cover more of the dark paneling in the bathroom with primer. Even with the meager lighting, the space is incredibly different. I'm so very much looking forward to getting color on the walls. We are also talking over what to do about lighting. There's an awkward lit cabinet over the toilet  and no lights near the sink. The previous owner had a long beard, so light while shaving was obviously never a need. The sink, and too big sink vanity are under the window. Any suggestions anyone? 

I'm doing some knitting for myself! When we bought the yarn for C's requested birthday cowl, I purchased some extra with the daydream of knitting something for myself, as one does.

 I struggle with hats, I love how they look, but rarely find myself able to keep them on my head for long. I also have a big head, It's true, and not from being complimented too often. I have made several hats in the past couple of years intending them to be for myself and invariably they end up being too small in some way. This works out just grand for a certain girl who loves to steal my hats. This time, having started it over thrice, and half ripped and redone parts countless times, this hat is going to fit, dagummit! 

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat (ravelry notes here)

What are you working on? What are you excited about attempting? What are you proud to be working on? Take a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link in the comments.



  1. I have just created a CRAFTS space in the basement which I am very excited about., I can have all my materials there, and work there too! Love it.xo

  2. What a marvelous use for that space! I can't wait to see what you've done down there.