I made a few more Papillon Cloths back in May/June. Yes, the two greens are the same color.
The word Papillon (which means "butterfly" in French) always reminds me of Le Papillon restaurant in San Jose where DH & I went for dinner once many many years ago (definitely before baby). DH has dined there at least one other time for some patent award lunch thingamabob at work. We won't be going to too many restaurants like this one in the near future, definitely not with M in tow. Our restaurant choices seem to have changed to family-friendly noisy chain restaurants. M seems to do well in and enjoys dining at: Elephant Bar Restaurant, Mimi's Cafe, The Fish Market, BJ's Restaurant/Brewery, and Macaroni Grill. And of course McDonalds & Burger King.
This cloth is fun to knit and I love how it works well with variegated yarn...
We've been busy with house stuff. Moving boxes. And more boxes. There is still an endless stack of them. Most of my English, French, Latin, & Farsi language books have moved to the new house. Some of my yarn has started the move; I have no idea where my yarn is now. Not that I was ever that organized when it all lived in the old house. Most of the old baby clothes have moved to the new house. All the boxes are piling up in the Family Room. We can't put them in any of the bedrooms because we will have carpeting installed. And we don't want to put them in the Dining Room or Living Room because they face the street and we have no window coverings yet.
We've managed to get carpets ordered and window blinds & shutters ordered. Still don't have a clear ETA on those, but it should be in a few weeks (we hope).
Our stove is expected to arrive this Friday (7/6), and we're hoping to get our water heater installed on the same day. It would just make it easier for us to to drive over to the new house on the same day to get these two things done.
We might purchase a refrigerator tomorrow. DH still has his mind set on Stainless Steel appliances. I've heard that keeping stainless steel clean is a pain, I will have to read up on that.
I'm currently in the process of cleaning & lining the kitchen cabinets and linen closet. The kitchen cabinets aren't anything fancy. I think the previous owners made it their own DIY project because the workmanship and materials are pretty bad. The wood is unfinished, looks like particle board, and it even smells like wood in a not so good way. Shelves are cut at different depths, nails poke out from odd places, etc. I'm thinking of using the cabinet you see above for cookware. It's about the only shelves which will support anything heavy. There are 4 shelves. Don't ask me why they put a wood board backing for the upper 2 shelf sections, but left it white/brown for the backing behind the lower 2 shelf sections. The top 2 shelves are fixed (glued? nailed?) in. That 3rd shelf is adjustable.
One kitchen cabinet smells fishy. Not raw fish fishy, thank goodness. It smells more like the dried fish snacks you find in Chinese markets (the previous owners were Chinese). I'm hoping a vinegar wash will clear it up, I'll find out the next time we go to the house (most likely tomorrow).
We have a more problematic kitchen cabinet, the one you see at the right end in the photo above. It's just one tall/narrow cabinet space, perfect for storing cookie sheets and stuff like that. But that cabinet reeks of garbage!!! I think this is where the previous owners kept their garbage can. We've tried to Lysol it several times and then let it air out, but I can still detect that garbage odor. Yuck! I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with this cabinet. Sigh...