Monday, 21 November 2011

Progress

Cobalt Julissa

My Cobalt Julissa is coming along nicely. I honestly did think that there was a possibility that I would be able to finish this sweater in one weekend, but alas, no such luck. I cast on enthusiastically, and I worked on it exclusively all weekend. It's not finished yet, but I'm well on my way. I've tried it on and it fits exactly like it should. So far, so good!

The studio reno is moving along nicely. Most of last week was spent working on invisible parts of the project, things like burying pipes underground. Then they poured the foundation, the most beautiful, smooth, shiny slab of concrete I've ever seen. Chris filled in the trench and put the grass back, that was one of the reasons that we opted to dig the trench by hand, Chris carefully removed the top layer of soil and grass and put it aside, when the work was done and the trench was back filled he then replaced all the grass and now we have our yard back! Friday the magic happened, I looked out my window in the afternoon and there was a building in my yard!

studio, week 1 progress

This part is really exciting. See that big 9 foot wide window opening on the side? That's going to be so nice to work under. French doors, a vaulted ceiling, the studio is going to be the nicest room in our house!

12 comments:

  1. Framing is amazing. It goes up so fast it seems like magic. Can't wait to see your finished studio. I'm sure you'll make it beautiful!

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  2. Very good progress on both your sweater and studio!

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  3. your Julissa sweater is looking so gorgeous already!! And that's amazing that there is so much progress on the studio already- all the pipes laid and the foundation, and the building! Wow.

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  4. Looking good!!! That colour is perfect!
    You must be getting excited about your studio, just wait until the window is in :)

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  5. Can't wait to see the finished objects!

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  6. Hey Tanis, the studio looks great! How big will it be in the end?

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  7. The studio will be 10'x14'. It's not huge, but just big enough so Chris and I can both work at the same time, get some good air circulation and be comfortable.

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  8. How is that even possible? I am just nowing seeing Kelly's post and yet you're nearly done with your version. Jealously, your name is Cobalt Julissa!

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  9. So excited to see the progress on the studio. Although my workspace is in the house, this makes me want to build a little something outside to work in :-)

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  10. beautiful choice for your sweater - looks great already!
    Congratulations on your new studio!

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  11. Isn't planning a new space fun (and a crazy amount of work)?! Congrats on your expansion and I hope it provides you with plenty of space to create your craft.

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  12. Can't wait to see your finished Julissa! The color is so amazing. And can't wait to see the pullover design you've been working on, AND the two new hat patterns. You sure know how to keep your readers coming back to see the new eye candy :)

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