Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday, Monday

Can't trust that day...

Today I went into downtown Netanya on two important errands. First, I dropped off The Wave to be framed at a place that came highly recommended. I had a bit of a disagreement with the owner as to whether or not the glass should actually touch the stitching and fabric or not. I had read online that there needs to be some space between the two, to avoid mold growing on the cloth. The owner insisted that he had been in the framing business for 20 years and knew what he was doing. Phooey. I insisted on at least one mat, and he reluctantly acquiesced. If I didn't trust and respect the woman who recommended the place, I would be a great deal more worried. As it is, I'm nervous enough. After spending that much time and energy on a piece, I hate to entrust it to a stranger. We'll just have to wait and see how things turn out.

The other errand was to pick up more embroidery floss for Mother's Arms. Now I am all set and can work without worrying about running out.

I got this fabulous card in the mail today from my sweet and talented friend Beverly. Isn't it great? She has had her art published in stamping magazines and on-line. I used to be very much into scenic stamping, which is how I came to know Beverly. I was lucky enough to meet her in person, too.

All the knitting I have done lately involves this sock for Meital. I'm using yarn leftover from some ankle socks I made for Liat last year, and I'm worried about running out of yarn. The leg is only 4", so hopefully that won't happen! The socks are a mere 52 stitches around, and now that I'm on the plain stockinette foot, it's coming along very quickly. I will likely finish this pair in short order, assuming I don't get distracted...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you were insistant with the shop owner. I'm with you....a mat to protect the piece. Have you knitted socks from the toe up? Might prevent running out of yarn as you can knit the leg as long as you have yardage.