boat = endless projects.

the people who owned s/v willow boat before us were doing some major renovating.

all of the sailing related gear is new – new sails, deck paint, compass, radar, chart plotter, etc… the inside still needs some major aesthetic work, which we are fine with since we want to make it our own.

they had intentions of refinishing all of the teak, but painted all of their non-teak first so they could just sand off any drips of paint. they didn’t get to the teak hence the white splotches of paint on the floor, doors, etc… and i hate the white.

it looks so dirty and cheap.

they also ripped out the entire headliner. we have never done a headliner, but it’s pretty straight forward so we bought some vinyl at divi fabrics in christiansted to give it a try. the staples will eventually get replaced by some wood trim. it wasn’t too hard to measure and put up, but still needs some work on the edges and around the hatches.

it has already brightened up the boat quite a bit since the fiberglass behind it is so dark and the insulation is super ugly. .

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and here are the little toy pockets we made for the little fish. they are held on by snaps so they can be easily removed for washing or if they get wet (we do live on a boat!).

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other boat projects that will be completed in the near future:

new curtains. the current ones are fugly and the person who made them must have measured wrong initially because there is an extra panel sewed on the end that doesn’t match the rest of the curtain.

cushion covers. the current ones just suck. the sewing is horrible – they don’t have zippers so you can’t wash the covers. the person who made them sewed the cushion inside! and they are just a boring navy blue sunbrella type fabric. boring.

these two things will make all the difference in how the boat looks on the inside. we haven’t bought any fabric yet, but hope to do so in the next month.

sorry i haven’t posted anything fiber related lately.

my wheel is still in pieces from the move to the boat.

rudder takes up all my knitting time.

i tend to stay away from knitting while i’m doing lots of yoga (knitting kills my right wrist, and i do a lot of yoga in the caribbean).

and it’s too humid and hot to work with wool in these parts!

i will get back on it eventually, especially since we will be travelling to alaska for my sister’s wedding. and we are roadtripping it up there.

i do have some alpaca to share with you in the next post or so. i plan on spindle spinning it – and my spindles are in the box with the wheel, which is shoved in some random space on the boat, where i’m sure you have to take everything out in order to reach it. ah, boat life.

’til then.

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