Is not just a song by the Rolling Stones. It is the fervored wish of my teenage son. The object in question is the door to his room. We have compromised – he can do whatever he wants to the inside of the door, as long as he takes said door outside to accomplish this task. And carefully tapes and preps the door frame and covers the floor before a drop of paint comes into his room for the trim. The renovations are finished.
Not an hour after arriving home, he had moved in a desk, borrowed the second bed from the youngest’s room. He has bookshelves and his Mac is wireless. Happy camper that boy to be out of the family room and into his own room where he can shut the door and keep his disorganization out of parental view.
Now if I can get him to clean up the family room, bit of a mess wouldn’t you expect after the last few weeks?
Tour de Fleece
The first stage of the Tour de France is complete. In Canterbury, McEwan the Australian beat out Norway’s Hushovd, with Belgian Boonen coming in third. In honor of one of the main Australian industries, I decided that merino was in order. That singles from yesterday fit the bill. For further information – the home page of Le Tour is here.
After contemplating both Kauni and the Sockapalooza for, oh, about 10 seconds, I came to my senses and went to find a train knitting project. Socks work. Anni has designed a lovely and quick knit in her Serpentine socks (July Sockmania). Deciding to try Tofutsie again, No clue on the colourway name, but it is a cheerful pink, yellow, bright pink with purple combination. The youngest likes these colours, and she doesn’t like much more than anklets. With three trips to make this week, I should be able to finish them just with the train rides.
With nine rows of squares, the underarm is long enough to make me happy and I am ready to embark on the next set of squares as well as the armhole steeks. I thought about decreasing the number of stitches on the steeks. More than 1 or 2 on each side and it might disrupt the flow of the colours. Because of the pattern, the height is a constant. Proportionally, taking out 12 on each side and putting in 9 or 11 rather than 13 should not affect it that much. The odd number of stitches makes sense – the line on which to cut.
After listening to Northern Lights – Nora Roberts and Bet Me – Jennifer Cruise, I am headed to Monkeywrench – PJ Tracey. The retriever doesn’t care. She just likes to be around people, preferring the sunshine (several hours) to the showers (only when the laundry was hung out to dry).