Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time To Twine

Stephanie wrote:

The heat is on, and I've become a nomad in my own home. I have the misfortune of having my work space in the hottest part of the house - the uppermost level that, due to funky wiring and poor construction, cannot accommodate any form of cooling. The heat coupled with the humidity has a definite tropical feel. We abandon this part of the house during the summer months.

I find myself wandering about with a skeleton of my desk - laptop, several file folders and a couple of pencils. I roam about in search of space where I can set up temporarily and do some work. The dining room table is ideal when it's not covered with dishes and/or clean clothes. The recliner works in a pinch, and I can sometimes incorporate a power nap. Even the kitchen counter is inviting if it weren't for the steady stream of food-seeking kids. When all else fails, I have to head out to the library or local coffee shop. I miss having my own space.

In club news the summer mitten kits shipped recently, and the KAL starts tomorrow on our Ravelry group. Beth Brown-Reinsel designed a two color twined mitten for this club installment. Twined knitting is a Scandinavian knitting technique that uses both ends of a center pull ball.

Wound and ready to twine.

In recent wanderings I stumbled across these lawn sculptures.

What a fun way to brighten up the yard. Propeller flowers.


Taos Sunflower said...

Remember what Virginia Woolf said: "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction"...or probably just about any other endeavor I can think of, actually. I think a space for ourselves is a refreshing oasis, a place to fall back and regroup, listen to our quiet minds. I hope it cools down up there and you make it your own.

MicheleinMaine said...

my workshop is in the hottest part of my house too - a true sweatshop!

unfortunately, I'm not so easily re-located. I have several fans humming away!