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Archive for October, 2007

Works in Progress

Posted by thedarwinexception on October 30, 2007

 So the county came back.

I don’t know what they are doing now, still working out back doing something and also doing some really weird shit across the street. There’s a big truck that says “Vactor – Ram Jet” on the side, and the county workers are taking a long orange hose, inserting it into the ground and doing something. Like right in front of the old lady across the streets door. I’d be kind of upset if they were doing whatever they are doing right in front of my door. Guesses welcome as to what this is all about – because I haven’t a fucking clue.

I’m not sure if Zombie lady is around to get to see the county workers – I haven’t heard a peep from her since that day in the backyard when I told her I wasn’t angry at her – just fed up with the constant banging on the door. I did consider going over last night to see if she was around and inviting her over here to hang out only because it was really cold last night and I was worried she was over there with the gas grill going.

And since V asked in comments, let me say that this is not a Weber Gas Grill – it’s more like a cheap gas grill you would get from KMart or Wal Mart – it’s one of those black ones with the big domed hood, it has wheels on two of the legs and there’s a  redwood shelf on the side that holds utensils. It’s really kind of too bad she doesn’t have any pots or pans, because I suppose she could boil her own water or sausages if she did – I’m not sure, but I think you could probably put a pan on the grill and boil water, couldn’t you? At the very least I think she could be toasting marshmallows.

Her grill is kind of like this one, but it only has one shelf on the side and her shelf is made of that faux redwood.


In other news, the curtains in the bedroom are done – except for the tie back things. I haven’t made those yet since I don’t really need or want them until spring. I like the curtains hanging straight down for now. I have some material left, so I’m thinking of making some pillows for the bed and maybe getting some more of this material and incorporating some of it in the canopy on the bed, too. Paul wants me to cover the lampshades in there with this material, too, but I don’t see that happening. Too much work. That’s what I say.

But here are the curtains – and again, the colors aren’t really “right” – it’s hard to get the colors exact with the sun shining behind the windows. This first picture is the window over our bed – the white material you see is part of the bed canopy.

This is the window that faces the house next door (not the zombie lady’s house – the other side) – you can see Paul’s clothes thrown on the chair in front of the window.

And this is the back window – the one window where we get a little bit of sun once in a while. This window faces the back yard and the Harley barn.

Here’s a scan of some of the remnants – much better true to life colors. And you can just see the sequins in the bottom right corner.

I’ve also been knitting a new sweater. I finished the short row sweater – except for the button band and the ruffle I want to put down the button band and the collar and sewing it all together. Other than that, the pieces are all done. Just have the “finishing” to do. I started the “rabbit sweater” with my wonderful, wonderful new Plymouth Dreambaby yellow yarn and the Bernat Baby lilac yarn for the contrast. This is the “rabbit sweater”.


And this is what I have done so far.

This is going to take forever because it’s worked on the size 0 and size 1 needles. Ugh. So slow going. But it’s good warm up for the christening gown. And I think it’s an adorable set.



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