Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WIP Wednesday

It's been one of "those" days. I'm sure you know what I mean.  Our refrigerator died during the night. I knocked on the manager's door at 9am to let him know.  He said he would have one in 30 minutes, he just needed to figure out which empty unit had a working one.  He pulled one out of storage and plugged into the laundry to make sure it worked.  Nope.  That storage unit is literally a mausoleum for dead refrigerators. He told me I had to wait until after 3pm for some of his guys to come over and help him pull one out of one of the upstairs units.  At 4:30pm, I finally got a working but very tiny, 1/3 smaller, refrigerator.  He said, he would get us a bigger one in a couple weeks after the first when another comes empty.

It was very cool and actually rained for a bit this afternoon.  I would have liked to have sat outside after the rain stopped.  Instead, I was busy dealing with the above, and I'm exhausted.  I was going to make a special cake and post it on Friday, since I know I won't have an FO.  However, the sour cream didn't make it.  (I kept scream for cream.  That sure is a Freudian slip. haha)

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I know it looks the same as Saturday's post, but really, this one full repeat completed. The second ball of yarn for my granddaughter's dress is much different from the first. The only thing I can think to do is rip out the skirt and make the body a bit longer, finish it off as a nice pullover sweater.

Villa Mirabilia WIP

Here is my second WIP, it's Villa Mirabilia - Cross Stitch Pattern. I've been putting in a few stitches here and there. I think the colors will go really well with the afghan. It should cheer the place up quite a bit.

I'm going to put my feet up and work my afghan for a bit.  I think one more pattern repeat should finish this center panel.  Thank you to everyone who left comments.  I really enjoy reading them.

15 comments:

Gabriela - Living La Vida Normal said...

Bummer about the yarn for your granddaughter's dress... a sweater is nice. Really like the colors in both your afghan and the cross stitch. I'm always attracted to brighter colors like that.

Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting!

Maggie said...

I love both of them! I tried to learn how to cross stitch once, but I kept poking myself with the needle! They're too tiny!

Tami Klockau said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the fridge! We went through that nightmare about a year ago. Unfortunately, we own our place (and the fridge) and had to go buy a new one. Then, of course, they couldn't deliver it for a couple of days so all the food spoiled. Glad to hear you got a replacement (though smaller) so quickly.

The cross stitch is so pretty! I haven't done any cross stitching in YEARS (probably since like junior high!)

Denise said...

Yes, I know how that is with owning a home. My mom has went through 3 of them in 8 years. So much for my step-father's Consumer Report's research.

I hope you hadn't just shopped when your frig went.

Rachael said...

My goodness, that afghan is beautiful!

Vinita said...

The afghan is real pretty. I like the colors you're using. Ooh the cross stitch pattern is real pretty too. Will you be framing it?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a perfect match for the afghan!

Shanti said...

Sorry that you had a bad day!! mine wasn't bad, I'm still excited about my first block of tunisian... I'm planning on making the cushion now so I can show it to MG and then make the blanket as a surprise for christmas...
I saw you were in Rochester, that's were I lived when I first moved to US a year and a half ago... then West Lafayette, IN and now Bloomington, IN. Although I'm in Mexico for now...
WOW, big post! hug to you, hope tomorrow is better!

Laura Jane said...

Ooooh! Cross stitch? There's a new hobby I could add to my list! That looks beautiful :-)

ludistitcher said...

Your afghan looks like a lot of work, but it's coming out beautifully.

Hazel said...

Wow theres a lot of lovely bright colours in this post! Love the knitting and the Mira is looking great. x

Anonymous said...

Denise, I read your comment on Jean's knitting this am and had to come visit yours.......I haven't had a "beef on wick" since I left my hometown of Niagara Falls in 1968 and your just started my tongue watering for one! I think I'll have to plan a vacation in that direction soon.... never was able to make kimmelwick rolls that tasted like the real thing!

Barbara M.

Shandy said...

Love your afghan. We have horse-radish growing wild on our allotment.

Crochet with Raymond said...

Loved the scenery from the other post! I love seeing other people's homes, it's great!
I'm intrigued by the lovely patterns and colours of your knitting!

Anonymous said...

I always motivated by you, your views and way of thinking, again, thanks for this nice post.

- Norman