Friday, May 4, 2012


What a crazy couple of weeks it's been! I've been working 4am - noon every day because of 24-hour library. As a result, I'm seriously lacking in sleep, but today is the last day for me. We're open through tomorrow at 5pm, but once my shift is over today, I'm done. I'm very much looking forward to returning to my usual 8-5 schedule.

The good news: The shawl is done! I finished it Wednesday, 3 days ahead of schedule! No action shots yet. I just haven't been coherent enough to put together any kind of decent photo shoot. However, here it is, blocking on the floor of my bedroom:
And a close-up of the edging:
It's wonderful! I love it so much, there aren't even words. I wore it to work this morning, and it's just perfect for this kind of weather. The tencel in the yarn makes it almost cool to the touch. I'm in love. I'll try to get some action shots this weekend, but I'm not sure how much success I'll have. It's supposed to rain, and I have a fair number of projects planned for around the house.

I have some Ikea furniture to build and a couple of rooms to re-organize. I can't wait! Seriously. I'm so excited about this, I can hardly contain myself. My wonderful daughter and I made a spontaneous trip to Ikea on Sunday. Our closest Ikea is 2 hours away. We returned home with this Hemnes TV Storage Combination, but in black-brown, not grey-brown or white. The TV stand and Bridge came together easily. But, when I opened the bookshelves, my world came crashing down. All 4 side pieces (2 from each bookshelf) were cracked clear down the side right next to the trim.

This not only looked bad, but would clearly create structural problems. Needless to say, I was crushed. I was so excited about getting the living room organized during my afternoons this week, and now it wasn't going to happen. Instead, today, I'm making a return trip to Ikea to exchange the broken pieces.

We also decided to pick up the Expedit TV Storage Unit for the front room. That room is used almost exclusively by my 10-year-old son, Aaron, or by my husband when he wants to play the piano. It's one of those rooms that I've rearranged twenty-gazillion times and am never happy. I have some ideas for that room that, I hope, will come together this summer. Starting with the new TV storage unit. I think it will go a long way toward keeping the room tidy. At least I hope it will.

So, this weekend I will be assembling furniture and cleaning/organizing/decorating. I hope to have lots and lots of pictures to share on Monday! How are you going to spend your weekend?

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