Monday Mashup 9/5/16

Hey guys!  Welcome to Monday Mashup 9/5/16!

 Monday Mashup 9/5/16You’re looking at what’s left of my Surrounding Sweater.😭

It was finished – finished except for the bindoff, but I just wasn’t happy with it.  The stitches were too loose (something that I noticed back at the very beginning but chose to ignore), the armholes WAY too big and just overall, I could see it just wasn’t going to work for me.  Soooooo…….I frogged it, rewound the yarn, went down a needle size (from the recommended size 4 to a size 3) and started a do over. It’s a good thing that I’m a process knitter, I tend to enjoy the actual creation of something more than the final product – a lot of my FOs end up as gifts or donations – so it’s not a tragedy when a project ends up back in the frog pond.🐸🐸🐸

The Bangkok countdown continues – 13 days.  I’ve started a couple of lists, mostly what will be in my carry-on and what will be in my checked luggage.  I can have two checked bags, one will have my clothes and the other will have yarn.  Really.  Ooooooh!  That’s another list I can start!  Can’t correctly pack yarn without a list!  The weight limit is 50 lbs. per bag.  That’s a lot of yarn!

 Mr. Iknead and I’ve finally agreed to ditch our old couch and get some new furniture, a new small recliner for me (I know, I’m old) and to replace the couch, a chair and a half, since we need a bit of seating, but not a whole couch worth.  This is the chair we decided on –

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and this is the chair and a half –

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Six to eight weeks before delivery because of the custom upholstery, hopefully when I get back home from my trip they’ll be here.

Enough Monday Mashup.  I’m linking up with Merry Monday this morning – don’t forget to pay them a visit!

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.  You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.  Naguib Mahfouz

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