Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Let's play "this is"

This is...

 

the porch that Mr. Sophanne has been working on for two weeks, power washing and painting. Yes, it looks fabulous. Yes, it was a whole lotta work. However, I'm not sure how much time has to pass before I can quit saying so every 20 minutes. Please, if you have any inclination to comment, don't bother commenting on what follows, just write that porch looks great...it must have been a lot of work! Because maybe instead of time passing, what he really needs is that said x number of times.

These are...

 

Two of the six chairs we assembled yesterday evening as part of a newly purchased on-sale patio set. Also purchased that day was a standard car cover that Mr. Sophanne proposes to use at a giant patio furniture cover. He was a little disappointed to discover that it wasn't weather resistant. Never a dull moment.

This is...

 

A finished Color Affection done in Madeline Tosh. While I did do the Yarn Harlot's suggested yo modification to loosen the short row edging of the third section, I wish I had been more mindful of how tight the yarn carries were going up. (Think Brooklyn Tweed Noro scarf.) It's hard to know if blocking will help.

This is...

 

A bag of unassembled miniature dragon parts done with leftover yarn from color affection.. The plan is to attach the dragon to the left shoulder, and have some sort of i-cord claspy thing to wrap around him to keep the garment on. We'll see, we'll just see. Mostly I think it would be great fun to spend the day with a dragon on my shoulder.

This is...

 

My newly tidied yarn corner. Who knew a corner could collect so much stuff that had to be removed to the yarn room which will be attended to on another day.

This is..

A lovely textured scarf that I'm working on until...

 

This yarn (named and dyed whovian blue none other than the fabulous Stitchjones) comes and I can start working on this...

 

The pattern is called Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley's and the photo belongs to Amy Singer and if either of them would like me to remove it, I will gladly do so.

This is...

Th end of this post!

 

6 comments:

Sunshine said...

that porch looks great...it must have been a lot of work!
that porch looks great...it must have been a lot of work!
that porch looks great...it must have been a lot of work!

It really does look great and honestly it must have been a lot of work.

vanfox23 said...

The porch looks totally A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!! I know it's a lot of work...I've done both of ours. Just haven't painted them yet.

Roxie said...

Oh, dear goodness, that porch must have been a fuck-ton of work! It looks totally, totally awesome. It truly does! What a hard-working dude you have there!

The yarn goodness delights my soul, but wow, the porch looks GREAT!

kmkat said...

The porch looks GREAT! It must have been a lot of work. (You should be proud.) (I thought of that last part all by myself.)

Looks like the floor of your porch is made of the same stuff as ours -- the plastic-wood, never-need-to-be-painted boards. What they don't tell you is that they need to be pressure-washed every spring to get rid of the black mold, right? It takes me the better part of an entire day to do it, mainly because I am a perfectionist. This year we had our teenage helper do it -- took him about 2 hours. Not as good a job as I would have done, but Good Enough.

Becky said...

The porch looks great! It must have been a lot of work!! And I'm not just saying that :) And why would a car cover not be weather resistant? Why else would you cover a car? Well, I guess there could be a different totally legitimate reason to cover a car, but surprisingly I don't know that much about car covers

redsilvia said...

I spent two days washing and painting my little deck so I have total sympatico with Mr. Sophanne. The deck does look lovely and the chairs set looks so nice all set up and waiting for a meal.