I painted the stairwell to the upstairs yesterday. It took me 3 years to get around to it. I labored and struggled and had to creatively tape the paint brush to the roller extension rod to get the edging along the ceiling because I am short and afraid of falling down the stairs to my death. My daughter even helped and cleaned up all her drips on the carpeting. I expected a fanfare when I was done, maybe a ticker-tape parade. Horns, bugles, kazoos, something. There was nothing but the sound of "Arthur" from the living room. My husband didn't even say "good job" or "thanks for doing that". I got nada. My sons, who are with my ex- for 2 weeks told me that I "rock" in a text message, but that was it. Hmph.
I sold my first pattern on Ravelry yesterday: Barbie's Lace Sundress (see yesterday's post or visit me at Ravelry). Now I'm worried that, though I painstakingly wrote the pattern, stitch by stitch, row by row and I knit the darned thing, the person who bought the pattern will say that it is full of mistakes. I worry about dumb stuff. But still, I'm all giddy about it!
I am not giddy about the fact that the being on the "No Call" list for telemarketing doesn't seem to be working lately. It isn't even 8:30 and the phone has already begun to ring.
But it's W.I.P. Wednesday, and since I worked my tail off yesterday (there were WAY more chores to do than just the painting), I am taking most of today to get back on track with the knitting. I think that I will work on Dillon's sweater because I am almost to the base of the armpit, where I will join and knit the body. Won't that be fun! And I haven't spun any since my last disappointing spinning project over a week ago. Maybe some spinning this afternoon. I'm thinking about joining the Ravelry Tour de Fleece for July. Not sure I can spin every day for three weeks.
I don't have any updated pictures of Dillon's sweater right now, but I have some lovely garden pictures. Get 'em while they last because my beds have informed me that if this heat keeps up, I will have nothing left but red clay and weeds.