Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Other Talents

Today is devoted to Italian Clover and his talents. He is a woodworker and rather talented. Our agreement is that he gets the garage as his workshop and can buy tools and materials that make the cost of my yarn seem minimal, and I get furniture. I personally think I have the better end of the deal, but I won't tell him that. He may wonder why he hasn't gotten any knitted items.

So far, he has given me beautiful jewelry boxes and a modified barrister bookcase. Last week, he presented me with

He spent quite a bit of time on the workmanship of this piece and it shows. The wood is a beautiful quarter sawn white oak. He designed the table himself and drafted his own plans. He played with a couple of finishing techniques in order to find a finish that brought out the medullary rays. When the light catches the table, it just shines.


I'm prolonging putting anything on the table. I don't want to hide the top. The table graces our front hall and blends in well with the overall design of the entryway. He truly did an amazing job and the table shows off his talents. It makes me feel grown-up. Maybe I'll knit the Bamboozelle basket for it as an excuse to buy bamboo yarn.


Anonymous said...

The table is gorgeous. Way to go "Italian Clover". I always knew you had more talents than just dancing in your underwear. :) -Shiksa

foxycpa said...

Awesome job Italian Clover!! It's gorgeous!