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PSG minus 14 days 14 hours

Getting close, peeps.  We’ve got the camper open and airing, and the water tank disinfecting.  The faucet has a leak, but we’ll worry about that after the trip.  Sarongs are washed and ready to wear, and my new dresses arrived.  My croning staff has had the bark stripped and is ready for some sanding, then sealer.  staffI’m going to mount a stone in the top.  Moonstone, amethyst, garnet?  Which one?  You can’t see in this picture, but the top has a small fork in which to mount the stone.  I’m leaning towards moonstone, since I already have one.  I was also thinking of mounting a couple of marble in some little outcroppings at the sides.  More pictures to come.

Also needed is a chair to serve as my throne, and a crown.  I’m not ashamed to say I feel a little silly having a crown and a throne, but I won’t be the only one so, so be it.  I have a chair that I’m going to paint.  Here’s the designs I’m using as inspiration.

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The purple paisley is the top contender. Although I love the moon on the table.  The chair is very similar to the bottom right chair, but with two slats instead of three. No arms.  I have to decide today and get the paint.  It will definitely have purple and black and red.  It will also be a work in progress, since I can’t hope to finish it in two weeks.

The crown is another thing altogether.  I’m hoping to find something once I get to Stonehouse.  I’m sure some vendor will have something.

I’m knitting, of course.  I have a pair of kilt host that were commissioned awhile ago, and I need to finish them very soon. One is almost done, and should be finished today.  The other will be started tomorrow and hopefully done by next weekend.  They’re going to be beautiful!  They would make awesome boot socks, too, with a sweet lace cuff you could fold over the top of the boot.  The yarn is Nature Spun by Brown Sheep in Ash (720S) and the pattern is Highland Scottische Kilt Hose, by Nancy Bush.

kiltsocksNot a great photo, since I’m in my office and it’s raining outside.  They’re an easy knit, other than the decreases to shape the calf.  That was tricky since you’ve got two lines of lace that converge on a third.  Other than that, though, they’ve been a fun project.  The book is awesome.  Along with the patterns you get some knitting history on the socks, something Nancy Bush excels at.

folksocks

Get the book.  Even if you don’t knit, it’s a great read.

 

I have to do everything myself.

Finding a blog title is like naming your kid.  Pick the wrong one and you’re a pariah forever.  Name your boy Herbert or Gerhardt and you practically guarantee that if you don’t sign the kid up for karate or some other martial arts class you’ll be regularly scraping him off the pavement.  Pick the wrong blog title and you’ll never make it to Google’s Top Ten Blogs (if there is such a list).  I’ve decided to leave the blog title alone for now.  It’s worked for five years, I’m sure it can muddle through for a while longer.

As for topics, I’m stuck there.  I haven’t got any passionate feelings about anything right now except for my distaste for high temps paired with high humidity.  While it’s better than the rain we had for a couple of weeks, I can still only enjoy the sun from inside whatever air-conditioned environment I happen to inhabit.

So, blog blackout will continue for awhile longer.  Check back – I might come up with something.  Soon.  Or not.  We’ll see.