Whilst I promise not to bore you with step by step pictures of the building work, I thought this photo might amuse. Having left the builders all alone for the day, leaving them to get on with it, we couldn't wait for them to go home so that we could hurry downstairs to see what they'd been up to. I guess that 4.30pm came in mid-rip of a skirting board!
They are getting on nicely and there is visible progress, thank goodness.
Seems to have been a busy weekend and yet I don't have a great deal to show for it!
On Saturday, we went to Symphony Hall to hear great music, conducted by our current favourite, Gustavo Dudamel. We especially loved the last movement of La Noche de los Mayas, by Revueltas, when a lively bunch of twelve percussionists banged, scraped, tinged and rattled away at the back of the orchestra in a superbly co-ordinated rhythmic climax with shouts, squeals and animal calls to boot. Brilliant stuff - perhaps not quite a CD to play on a relaxing afternoon at home, but for an occasion such as this, absolutely thrilling!
I am still trying to get myself going on a new knitting project. Had a false start with some ArtYarns merino which isn't quite enough for socks, so I thought I'd knit a pair of gloves, fingerless if necessary. However, after a few inches I realised that the yarn was pooling in stripes and did a quick bit of unknitting. I think Ene is calling me.
Oh, and the builders started work on the playroom - now to be named the studio (!) - this morning. The original estimate was two weeks work, which slipped a bit to three....and now possibly a month. I'm not holding my breath!
The room is empty, save for the sofas and the shelves, both awaiting collection from the recycling people. It was tough going towards the end, for we were both tired of feeling dusty and cobwebby and moving such a quantity of books is quite hard work!
Well, I suppose so...but there still seems a lot of books to be moved, mostly out of the picture. The sofas won't be collected by our recycling service until next Thursday.
Spent another hour or two sorting out the kit I'll be using in a workshop tomorrow - laptop, projector, docucam, cordless keyboard and mouse, speakers, mimio....have you any idea what a birdnest of cables that lot created?! And the heat generated from all that machinery purring away was enough to warm the kitchen to sub-tropical tempteratures. Fortunately it all behaved itself but in the true nature of a kit, once I'd got it all plugged in and working, I found I had a mystery power cable left over!
Anyway, having been good today, I allowed myself the delight of winding this month's Posh Yarns Sock Club yarn this afternoon, and very yummy it is too.