Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hanging Pictures

My dad was just here helping us to put our pictures back on the walls. They were looking very bare after being painted. This is our dining room. Three pictures were hanging before the painting and three more were waiting downstairs. We bought them at One of a Kind in April and never got them on the wall.
It was hard to get a picture showing all six. They are hanging at different heights-we did that on purpose. It was my dad's idea. If we tried to make them all the same height it would be noticeable if one was off by just a bit. This way we didn't have to get the measurements exact.
This shows the piece better. It is clay tiles that are painted and/or textured.

Something else was hung. This is at the bottom of the stairs going into the basement.
A Blue Marlin that Beth caught in Jamaica 30 years ago. The picture doesn't show but it is seven feet long. My parents had it stuffed and shipped home. It hung on the wall in the rec room at their house until the move.

In the post yesterday I showed the Esmeralda Shawl from Classic Elite knit in Sanibel. I received emails today with questions about the pattern.
The pattern says that you start at the top and work down. How you can start with 5 stitches for the widest part of the shawl? Hopefully this makes sense. You start with 5 stitches and then increase 4 stitches every right side row-one at the right edge, two in the middle and one at the left edge. This forces the garter stitch lines to look like they are on the diagonal. You have the most stitches on your needle when you are casting off.
I didn't get any knitting done last night. Somehow I have come down with a terrible cough. I relaxed on the couch and watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. The music was great!! I'm hoping to get some work done tonight while watching Big Brother.

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