Vince never did get the fan lights to work right with the switch. He did figure out that the old remote isn’t going to work with LED lights and because lights are more important to me than how I turn them on or off, we’re just going to live with it for now. He has to take the fan down to put a new remote receiver (or whatever you call it) in there and that just isn’t going to happen right away. He is going to get a new remote gizmo for the fan he hasn’t put up yet and if that works well, he’ll go ahead and take the one down that he put up today and change out the remote and receiver. He doesn’t have to take it all the way down – just far enough down that he can get to that little remote box between the ceiling and the fan.
But, the lights in the new fan are amazing! You remember that I can really only take pictures outside because the lighting in every room of this house is awful. The kitchen has 7 or 8 canister type lights and we’ve changed those – bulbs and fixtures, several times and it’s still bad lighting. I think for one thing, we don’t have enough lights and then we have that huge porch that blocks so much light during the day but at night . . well, it’s just dark in this house.
But, with the new lights, I can actually take a picture of yarn and projects in that bedroom now.
I think I mentioned that I’ve been leaning more towards rustic, Icelandic type wools. Here’s some yarn that arrived yesterday.
This yarn is Snaeldan 2 ply and the description says “It is a 2 ply which is a 4 ply weight heritage yarn that blends Faroese wool with the soft Falkland Islands merino. It is new to me and it is the yarn recommended for a pattern for a sweater for Vince.
The above yarn is John Arbon Textiles Knit by Number 4 ply. The description says it’s 100% organically farmed merino from the Falkland Islands.
This yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed. It’s 50% wool, 25% alpaca and 25% rayon/viscose . . which kinda takes away from the rustic nature but its a yarn that is used very often for rustic type projects.
Here’s a funny story. I never knew that Vince doesn’t like red. He said he doesn’t like red cars, he doesn’t like red clothes, he doesn’t like red tape! 🙂
We’ve been talking about Mr. Rogers. We never run out of things to talk about. Why are we talking about Mr. Rogers? I never heard about the show, but I never watched TV growing up. I knew there was a Mr. Rogers but I had no idea who he was or what he did. Vince began kinda explaining it to me. His explanation or my comprehension . . I have no idea . . but I don’t get the fascination. Vince can’t even remember if he watched it as a kid or if he watched it when his daughter was a kid. I googled it and the first show was in 1968. Vince would have been about 15. I doubt he watched it then but I didn’t know him back then so I’m only guessing.
Anyway, I thought it would be nice to make him a Mr. Rogers sweater. I found a free pattern by Lion Brand, zippered front and all but just before I ordered the yarn, we were talking about it and I said “Everyone needs a Mr. Rogers red sweater!” Vince grumbled “I hate red!”
So much for the Mr. Rogers sweater but . . I had already ordered the blue and red Rowan Felted Tweed. The color is Barn Red and I knew it didn’t look terribly red so I waited until it arrived. I said “This is for a sweater for you but if you don’t like the red, it’s only 3 skeins for the part that’s red and I can get something different.) He looked at it, decided it was more rust than red and he liked it fine. Either (1) he does like it fine; (2) he doesn’t want to spend money for yarn he would really like; or (3) he knows me and, therefore, knows I’ll probably never get it knitted.
At least for now, there will be no red Mr. Rogers sweater for Vince and the top of his blue and red sweater shall be red . . if I ever get it made.
Topics Covered in this Blog Post:
- New ceiling fan
- Why the lights don’t turn off
- New yarn arrived
- Yarn that’s been here about a week
- Mr. Rogers
- Vince doesn’t like red
I would not do well as a writer, especially if the task was to stay on target!
I love the combination of yarns in the first picture. I like red / cranberry, but I’m drawn to those deeper earthy tones. I recently read about using Fibonacci sequence stripes in putting colors together. I’m going to try it.
Sara Fridley says
Very pretty yarn! I wish we would get the lighting problem solved in my sewing room. I want the ceiling lights changed out but my husband just wants me to get another floor lamp.
Susan Nixon says
Fortunately, the task is to interest the audience, not necessarily to stay on target. LOL You have some great greens in that batch of pictures.
I watched Mr. Rogers with my children. The fascination was that he was calm and polite, kind and compassionate, very positive, and that he had a way of talking with children that made them feel important, without making them swell-headed. He came to the uni PBS station and I took both boys with me, because they both watched, even being 8 years apart. He was the same in person as on camera, one of the few times I’ve done something like that and come away feeling that it was a great day. I don’t know what the movie is going to be, or if I want to go see it. I’m kinda thinking I don’t. I just want to have Mr. Rogers right where he belongs – a fond memory.
Nelle Coursey says
Mr. Rogers was great! He wore the sweaters because he was a Marine and he was covering up tattoos that he didn’t think little kids needed to see. He was a very compassionate and caring man. And they say he was just like that in real life. It was not an act.
As Susan Nixon mentioned he came across to children calm, kind and spoke to children ot at them. Some children did not get that at home so once a day they could get it from Mr. Rogers.
If you would like to know more about Mr Rogers I would recommend the document on him. That movie was excellent. Also explains the fascination with him and why the kids loved him.