Stuff Around My House

So, instead of telling you about how my arm hurts because I got a flu shot today or about the awful dreams I’ve been having in the mornings right before I wake up or about my weekend or the fact that I’m (sadly) in the market for a gym again or about how it’s cold or rainy lately a lot or about my new zombie Halloween things, I have decided to steal Mandy’s brilliant idea and show you some stuff around the house this evening.

First we have some of the books I got out for book club last week.

And continuing on that same theme, here is the crown I wore in the Many Moons play when I was ten. It hangs over my bed.

And this is a nice picture of an elephant I got at I Heart Rummage last month.If there’d been an octopus or a two-toed sloth on offer obviously I would have gotten that, but out of nowhere, I think I really like elephants.

This is a gorgeous cameo that belonged to my grandmother (I think, but I’m not sure, it was her own mother’s) that my mom sent me this past week. It’s much bigger and more ornate than anything I would pick out for myself, and initially I wasn’t so sure how it would look on me. I guess you can’t really tell from this picture, because, uh, my neck isn’t involved, but let me tell you that I was born to wear this cameo. It belongs on my neck, that’s all I can say. I love it so much.

And speaking of around my neck, here is a close-up of an orange and pink scarf I knitted in the spring. That seems very long ago now. This scarf is very warm and it looks great with my black jacket.

And here is my sad attempt to knit my scarf a matching hat friend. It’s the same yarn and everything so in theory this should look super cute and you’d think it would be pretty easy as I’ve made hats before, but that’s where you’d be wrong. In fact I tried to knit this hat while I was in Europe but first I cast on too many stitches while I was waiting for a train in one of the Paris train stations and then at some point I somehow skipped a whole row of stitches and messed the whole thing up. I brought it home with me and didn’t think about it until a couple of weeks ago when we were all sitting around the house doing crafty stuff, as we are wont to do. I ended up ripping out the whole hat and starting over. I’m doing the whole thing on freakin’ double-pointed needles because my circular needles are too big or something. And also the hat seems to have switched from knit to purl without my knowledge, which is a little disconcerting, especially since I didn’t realize it until I’d done a bunch of rounds and didn’t want to go back and re-do it again. So I don’t know what’s going to happen with this hat. Something better happen with it soon because my ears are cold on my walk to the bus stop lately.

And finally we have an excellent green chair that C brought home one day out of nowhere, having scored it off craigslist for a mere thirty-five dollars. The arms are a wee bit scratched up but it doesn’t change the fact that when you sit in it you feel like a beautiful fairy princess. It is excellent in every way.

Now, wasn’t this a good idea, to show you some stuff in my house? This way, if you ever come to visit me you’ll feel right at home.

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