Yes, it's been too long since I've been through this neck of the woods. I have a span of quiet uninterrupted time. Time when I'm not hearing saws and hammers and cement mixers ~ I can show off some of my stuff, which isn't much because the Big Project is, of course, the house. (Wait until you see the tile I picked for the bathrooms! And I mean, you'll have to wait because I want it installed first.)
Yesterday, I was on a knitting blue streak, didn't even plan dinner, finishing the front of the Fair Isle sweater I started sometime in spring. I now have the front and back finished.
Unfortunately, I'm running out of the blue-y/green Corriedale to finish the sleeves. I am at an impasse. I can either run to the local yarn shop and find something similar (I know it won't match exactly; my expectations are low in that area) ~ OR ~ I can wait until I get to the Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck to purchase more roving in similar colors. The latter means time spinning it up, but it would be a mission: Corriedale for the sleeves. The former might be too much of a cop out.
As you can see from this photo, a blue-y/green is needed to match the rest of the sweater. I started this project with no expectations of perfection, so this is fine with me, but I'd like to have things match a little bit, despite the pattern snafus.
Also, it appears a fireplace is growing in the kitchen area. Here's the front with the fire box and a bit of the wood storage. Old brick is being used in efforts to add character and age; I think it's working.
And here's a painting on its way to a friend's house.