I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.
[Gilda Radner]


Here’s the July sock from my CD book, …and a time to knit stockings. This is knit back and forth sideways except for the cuff and toe. The heel shaping is created by working increases on one side and decreases on the other. The tube that forms the leg and foot is joined by working Kitchner stitch.

BathroomI plan to celebrate our holiday by hanging wallpaper and trim in my bathroom. The ceiling and a drop down on the wall is navy blue. The wallpaper is textured like white beaded board. I’ve decided not to paint the floor red. I’ll save my pennies and replace the old lenolium someday. Okay, so this is a “love it” or “hate it” design. The blue reflects down on my silver hair and the white fixtures turning everything blue. It is a good thing I don’t wear makeup—only lipstick. The reflection isn’t conducive to doing an accurate makeup job. I decided to do this when I found myself apologizing every time someone asked to use my bathroom. It was looking pretty shoddy.

In the process of trying to keep my home from falling to pieces around my head, I found a rare treasure—a handy lady. She is skilled at all of the things I don’t know how to do and works in a tidy, careful manner. It is a blessing to find someone who does a job then leaves the place cleaner than when she started.