29 April 2008
26 April 2008
I adore this yarn. It took only one skein for this scarf--in fact, I have a little left over. And of course, the scarf will come in very handy, now that it's 89 degrees outside.
On an unrelated note, thanks for the Croatia tips! I don't know yet whether I'll get to go, but it would be exciting. It would be a business trip, but that's fine. I'd still get to see some sights, I'm sure. I've been to central Europe before--6 years ago I was in Hungary and the Czech Republic--but never Croatia, which sounds like a very interesting place. If I do go, it'll probably be a short trip, because I already have some other travel booked for June. I doubt I'll have time to visit Annecy, alas, Emily. :-( Would love to visit Trieste, too, which is only about 100 miles from Zagreb.
23 April 2008
20 April 2008
17 April 2008
My final item was made at Thing 1's special request. She wanted a mermaid to hang in her bathroom. I was skeptical about my abilities in this regard, but I have to tell you, I really am very pleased with the result. I think it's my favorite thing I've made so far. She's happy with it, too.
11 April 2008
And I brought home several ceramics items this week. I'm working on an outerspace theme for a bathroom wall. Here's the rocket and a planet, which T2 has decided is Saturn:
These are just some miscellaneous little dishes, because you can never have too many places to collect broken toys, marbles, beads, spare change, keys, and other miscellaneous crap:
One of my classmates decided that the blob in the center of the larger bowl, which is actually just a random splotch of melted glass, looks like a Scottie dog:
What do you think? Hey--it's a Rorschach Bowl!
I haven't finished any knitting lately. I've been working on a scarf, which is exactly what I need, since it's in the 80's this weekend. We just watched the last few episodes of Season 5 of Buffy, which were too exciting to pay too much attention to the tricky parts of the scarf.
08 April 2008
Also, late this afternoon I got an enigmatic email from my Dean asking whether I have a valid passport, and if so, whether I might be interested in going to Croatia for a week this summer. I'll have to wait for the morning to find out what that's all about, but it does sound promising. Or maybe she just wants to get rid of me for a while? ;-)
07 April 2008
Meanwhile, Hubby took the Things up to the mountains. Thing 1 knows how to ski, but Hubby couldn't ski with her due to his still-healing broken foot. Instead, he signed her up for a snowboard lesson. She loved it.
It was the last weekend of the season at that ski resort, and, as you can see, the snow is getting sparce. In fact, Hubby and T2 apparently spent an hour watching an event in which people on snow skis attempt to water ski:
So a good time was had by all.