Auntie just told me Tina Turner passed. What a loss for the world, she was an amazing performer. I know we still have all her stuff, but it’s just sad when a powerhouse is no longer in this life. Maybe I’ll get to meet her in the next.
The days here have been rainy and unsettled. Which has been pretty perfect for reloading the kitchen as there is nothing to steal my attention.
I unpacked the last kitchen box this morning. Well, except for a hoard of wine glasses that need to be washed and put on top of a cabinet that has yet to be installed. No rush on that one!
My cooking is not going over well with the Hubs. I think he would prefer I stay with the usual fare of beef, pork, normal chicken. I made the Thai peanut noodles last night and really liked them. I will make them spicier next time as I know the Hubs will not be partaking. Tonight I am giving him a break and not cooking.
I took the suggestion LDSVenus put forth and made some Paint pictures of the mailbox in black, white, and the current color to see which one I liked best. I added some robust purple flowers and decided the current color wins. It looked the best and 3 days into it, I’m not unhappy with it. I still need to do touchups, and now that it’s rained, the box should be clean-ish. I can evaluate if it needs painting as well. Now all that has to happen is plant survival!
I’ve been making slow progress on my new blanket:
I’m not seeing it yet, but it’s a tumbling blocks pattern. It’s fairly easy to follow the pattern and watch TV, but I have had to undo chunks here and there. All the markers help me not get too off course.
This afternoon 3 seconds after I sat down this happened:
This is Mayhem smooshed against me while I try to knit. He doesn’t seem to mind being elbowed, though.
I was working on this shawl:
I bought one skein of a hand painted sock yarn ages ago and have been looking at it and wondering how to do it justice. It’s from Done Roving Yarns, their Frolicking Feet line. The yarn feels really wonderful while working it, but I’m a little disappointed in the way it’s looking. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. I still find it pretty, but I don’t love the way the colors are coming out. It’s also really dark (which is why I loved it on the hank) so it’s hard to work at night.
But that’s OK, Mayhem and I smoosh up close in the afternoons and do a few rows!
Yesterday I started hanging my tiles in the kitchen:
The Kraken brought this and another one back from Portugal. I’ve been waiting to hang them forever. I put up my other tiles around the window. The kitchen is now looking more lived in and less sterile. It’s good to have the normal chaos happening on my walls again!
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