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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Morning After.....

No way, no how, was I going to leave the house this morning with all of those crazy people running every which way, trying to find a bargain!

I actually got a bit of work done. 

I have come to the conclusion that I have to put away the heat gun and let things dry naturally. 

As you can see, the wet vinegar solution looks darker in the third try.  

I made the mistake of using the heat gun immediately and the results was, the solution didn't soak into the wood enough to turn it a darker brown/gray.  I will do another section and let it dry naturally.  I am sure that it will be darker that way.

I worked for about four hours this morning and finally finished the Tudor Wall House roof!I am cross eyed, but am patting myself on the back for finishing that awful job.

Tessie tested it for "slide capabilities".  Too short.  She just slid right off the end.  It's just a good thing that she can catch herself by zapping to another location.

Zar and Spike just sit and watch in amazement when she disappears into thin air and comes up in another location.

The trip to Phoenix, yesterday, was uneventful.  At one point, the electronic road sign over the highway announced that there was an accident 17 miles ahead.....It was stop and go traffic for about half an hour.  We never did see any accident....Just A lot of sitting and waiting, then creeping ahead at a snail's pace.
It did give me time to knit the start of an interesting scarf.  It is called a Potato Chip Scarf....(Bet you can't knit just one).  

The pattern is so simple that you can memorize it in about 30 seconds and go on your merry way.

I found the pattern somewhere on the Ravlery site.  The actual pattern is here.  I think that they might be right.  If this one looks good on, I will probably make more....Mindless knitting for TV and travel.

Since it still feels like a holiday, maybe I will go knit some more.  Walter is out golfing and I have absolutely nothing to do....Yeah...Right..... 

See you tomorrow. 


mcddiss said...

me alegro de que tu viaje fuese bien gracias por el enlace de la bufanda es muy original, veo que ya has terminado con el tejado , buen trabajo



Giac said...

Hello Casey,
The roof and the scarf are great! i am really impressed at how that home made stain works. Beautiful.