not one but two

FO’s, and one of them is knitted…

The last bit of the bathroom is done (installing the end pieces on the counter), the trim is painted, everything’s cleaned up. The plumber had to access the shower pipes, which meant removing the radiator cover and the sheetrock panels in the hall outside the bathroom. The radiator became a small project for me.

Before on the left (the grate is just leaning there, but you get the idea). Though I’d removed the shelf to bleed the radiator, I’d never removed the grate. A lot of paint to scrape. And on the right, mostly down to the metal or the first coat of paint and ready to spray.
bathroom 008 bathroom 010 bathroom radiator scraped (3)

And now, bright and shiny. I even painted part of the wall to the right… when the grate came off, there was a large unpainted area.
radiator done
You can see if you look (because the base color is fresh and bright white versus the old antique/linen/whatever white came with the house), but it’ll do.

The hall was painted over 10 years ago, and surprisingly the blue wash was still in a yogurt container in the basement, and even more surprisingly, it was still good… just needed a bit of water. I found a lot of fuzzy stuff growing in other containers… and a lot of gelatinous muck that once was paint. I know what we’ll be bringing to the next home hazardous waste day…

Vanille

vanille done vanille done (1)
Lots of mods to pattern, waist shaping, more fitted arms. What I hope to different in the next sweater: figure out the raglan length so the armhole isn’t so deep… makes the sleeve baggy and oddly fitting at the top. But it’s comfortable, and like the blue paint, it’ll do.

Got a haircut too!

what was I thinking?

vanille done (2)
I got seeds for Sweet Annie at the Common Ground Fair last year… the stuff smelled so wonderful. Um, I was there with our “invasive plants” display… this thing can be invasive? I hadn’t heard that for Maine, but I think I need to get it out of the garden!

rain!

I was rather excited that Earl brought us some rain.
earl_rain
shhh… that’s the flash making the liquid water look white and solid

new project started

Newport cardigan, out of the Phaeolus dyed wool!
newport 5sep2010

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    September 4, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    Yay for a completed home project and a cozy sweater!

    That really looks a lot more like snow….

  2. 2

    kmkat said,

    September 4, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    iirc, Sweet Annie is an annual that self-seeds. Whether that makes it invasive depends on your definition of the term :)

    Sweater looks great! And I was sure that was snow…

  3. 3

    Mom said,

    September 5, 2010 @ 11:08 am

    LOVE the new bath, LOVE the blue paint, LOVE the sweater, LOVE the girl. HUGS, MOM

  4. 4

    gramily said,

    September 6, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    LOVE your mom’s note! and agree with her. The haircut is especially fetching and the sweater looks comfy to me. I think tighter arms might be constraining and if the waist were narrower, well, same thing. Perfect as is. xx

  5. 5

    Melinda said,

    September 6, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    Glad Earl wasn’t too hard on you (althought that picture looks like snow!) Love Vanille!

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