from that long list, i ended up doing three of the projects this week, along with two other mini-projects not listed and i finally re-organized my room.
i’ve lived here now for two and a half months and i guess i hadn’t really stopped and realized how uncomfortable i was in my own room. it’s a great space – a downstairs area (with my table and bookcases you’ve seen in other pictures), steep stairs, and a loft area that holds my bed – but it just didn’t feel right. maybe the andrea of ten years ago –
i pride myself on being able to create for myself a home but i’d not done that here until just a few days ago. yes, it’s my parents’ home, but i also needed to make it my home, ..or at least my room.
so. on to the projects. first off, i swatched twice for the poetry in stitches sweater – which absolutely needs a name.. any suggestions? Most Beautiful is one i was thinking of – and realized sadly that size 3 needles, and not the suggested 4, work best. not much of a difference, i know, but oh in my mind..! still, i’m always fascinated by picot edgings – such a simple thing to do but it’s just a genius idea. it’s amazing what a fold can do.
and finally, a little mini-project i’ve been meaning to do for months. a while back, while still in l.a., i bought a jill bliss mobile kit (remember that, rose?) – the theme was “under sea” and it was a collaboration between bliss and salee, another artist. anyhow, armed with scissors, a few branches from the back yard, a variety of string, and a hole punch, i made my own mobile. fancy. love it.
however, a word of warning: the shy mobile is incredibly difficult to capture on film! it is best observed in the wild, err, my room.
hope your (long) weekend was excellent ~ ~
p.s. much of this work was all done listening to a variety of music (that geico commercial put roykspopp’s “remind me” in my head all saturday), movies ( walk the line and aguirre, wrath of god – re-peats but so good), and a ton of audio and video interviews.
p.s. again. i only showed two of the projects from that list. any guess on the third? it’s a doozy, lemme tell you.