Another Sunday. Signaling that the weekend is coming to a close. It's been a beautiful one here in southwest Ohio. Sunny, cool, crisp. Love it! The temps in the mornings have been in the 30's. This morning, the day started off at 29 degrees. It warms up to the 50's which is very pleasant for a nice walk or a sit in the sunshine. Wrapped up in hand-knits, of course.
Martha and I were heading to spinning last Thursday night and spotted one end of a rainbow. I pulled the car over and both of us took pictures. Then, we proceeded on. We grabbed a Starbucks coffee at Kroger's to take with us to spinning and when we came out, both ends of the rainbow were visible. So pretty.
Yesterday was Saturday knitting at Dorothy Lane Market. We had a small group but big fun, as usual.
Ande was knitting the Easy Drop Stitch scarf. You can find the free pattern here. Quick knit on #10 needles.
I worked on my sock yarn blanket and yet another pumpkin hat.
Tracey stopped by with her little monkey. She knit Ian a sock monkey hat several months ago and has made him a sock m monkey suit for Halloween to match. His suit is made out of 2 pairs of socks and comes complete with a tail! He was so cute!
Andy has been working hard in the basement over the last several weeks. There's a very real possibility that he may have go to Virginia to work when his plant here in Ohio closes. They will probably want to keep him on for awhile to help them get everything set up and running at the Virginia plant. I have mixed feelings about this. If he hasn't found another job by then, the plus side will be the continued paycheck. the negative - I HATE the idea of helping this company do anything. They've been so nonchalant about moving him (us) to Ohio, cutting his salary, working him seven days per week for months, wanting him to go back to Virginia, etc. All after 39 years of hard work, long hours, and sacrifice on his part. I hope he finds something else soon. Can you tell this is a hot button for me?
Anyway - back to the basement. He's been working in the basement lately to try and get my studio ready to go. There are now walls and a door separating the furnace and water heater area from the rest of the basement (top photo). The bathroom walls and door are up just waiting for the toilet and sink (photo on right). The space under the stairs is now walled off for storage and has a door (photo on left). A lot of the outletsare done, as well. We still have to paint the new walls, do the ceiling, lighting, and floor (tiles). We also have to put in the stove from my old studio and a sink in the kitchen area where I'll make soap and dye wool and yarn. There's a lot to do but we're making progress. I can hardly wait for it to be finished so I can get everything in its place.
Next weekend begins the holiday season in Waynesville, OH with Hearth Warming Holidays. Haberdashery (and here) is a cute shop on the main drag in Waynesville and Patti carries some of my products. Currently she has soap and sugar polishes. I was in the soap pot today making holiday soaps - Mistletoe, Apple Jack, Orange Spice, and Peppermint Twist - for her in time for next weekend. She may add lip butters, as well. I'll post pictures when the soap comes out of the molds. They smell like the holidays!!
Have a good week!