..but does she knit?
It has taken me a long time to even shoot photos of some of this stuff as I have been busy with sick kids and plumbing, and it has been fairly overcast this winter, so I hope to do other photos another time and do another post. In the meanwhile, below is a bath mat. This is also made out of Lopi Icelandic yarns and from a Lopi pattern book. I made the first bath mat more than a year ago and it worked out very well. Wool does cope well with the constant water in the bathroom! Eventually I needed a backup mat so I could shake out and wash one and rotate in the other. (this was photographed in another room as the bathroom light was dim to show the yarn colors.)
Other projects lately have included more mitts for me. I wear through mitts at an alarming rate, as car seat belts and snow shovels are not easy on my mitts! I also designed a Lett Lopi sweater for myself which I like very much, but am not able to wear too often. Loose bell shaped sleeves and potty training just don't work out! (I'll leave that one to your imagination.)
On the plumbing front, today the basement floor was covered again in concrete, so we do not have any gaping holes or dirt piles left inside. Outside, we'll have a huge pile of dirt to move, some landscaping, and fence to repair, come spring when the ground warms up enough to put a fence post in. However, we have a new sewer line now, and flushing is a really really good thing.