Due to an inordinate amount of work done this week and a couple of late in the day meetings, it turns out I have today off!
And if you have been around a while, you know what that means – a Friday to do list. Since A will not be home, it is a pretty standard list for a “me” day.
-I intend to paint the 5 book case boxes that are all primed. I also want to paint the fifth bookcase back, so that these five can be assembled and perhaps installed this weekend. We had a bit of conversation about the next step. A thought we would install these 5 bookcases and begin unpacking books. She would measure for the 6th and final case that will complete the wall. She wisely waited to do that so it could fit exactly. It will also be the one that is not permanently affixed to the wall, but will be removable to provide crawl space access. So it will be fussy. Once that case is done and installed, she will put the face trim and top shelf on the whole works.
All of this made perfect sense to me except the part about unpacking the books before the end. We went back and forth about it, and we each have valid reasons. Mine are about painting. I don’t want to be painting trim around the books. Hers are about boxes of stuff weighing her down. She wants them unpacked. I think we have reached a compromise, and that is that we will install and trim what we have and I will paint trim before it goes up, so only touch ups are needed. Then we can START loading shelves while we await the finishing case and trim bits. I hope that this will keep us moving forward on this project, and I really fear that if the boxes are out of her way, forward momentum will halt as other projects grab her attention.
-Head to the PO where I hope I will find several packages. A and I ordered “scads” of new clothes while we were on vacation. Our favorite plain knit shirts were on sale, so we got some replacements and some new colors. I also ordered a few new skirts as it seems I haven’t got any. Well, maybe I do, but I really could use some additional year round ones, my winter wardrobe is pretty limited. I hope the ones I ordered fit!
-Block Danse Macabre and take photos of it for you. I know this project will take at least a couple of hours, better to do it while I am home alone.
-If there are any blocking squares and pins left after that, I will also block Maluka.
-knit on the Over the Rainbow store sample Reyna – I am on the last section of openwork and hope to get it done this weekend. It calls for one skein, 400 yards of sock-weight yarn. The store provided one skein of yarn that is close to the proper weight, but only 350 yards, so I will be carefully weighing it toward the end to make sure I use every bit and get as big a garment as possible. Right now it feels like it will be a bit small, but I know it will grow when blocked. The color is really pretty – a green, teal, brown, blue variegated. It has a nice sheen to it, too, so the finished product will be a pretty piece. Can’t wait to show it to you!
-maybe get outside and work on the yard and pool a bit. It is supposed to be a gorgeous day, and I have been neglecting spring outside chores for inside painting.
-do a bit of planning for knitting stock for the Creatively Maine shop that will open in July, not that far away! I hope to have a supply of cotton baby booties and hats to include there, along with jewelry, and maybe a wool hat or two. And a couple of shawls. Where will I find the time for this knitting? Good question. I do have two shawls ready to go, one that has been done and for sale for a while, one that is done but hasn’t been shown anywhere for sale. And hats are quick, right?
I’ll try to post this weekend and show you photos of some of this work I will be cranking through in one long day.