rope, but i think it was me. it's been painted so many times and pretty ugly. usually, i cover it with wallpaper-covered insulation and that's pretty ugly, too. so, the rope looked good and who knew that 100' would turn into 200' and finally 300' of rope going around and around that 8' pipe. plus, it's been so hot here this week, i basically come home, turn on the air conditioner, watch the cooking channel for a few minutes, and then on to wrapping that darn pole. well, it's finally done and looks pretty good.
this weekend, i'd really like to see the movie despicable me in a cool movie theater and work on a little sewing project. hope yours is great. stay cool!
ps for those of you who might like to live in nyc, taking the subway during 100° weather is brutal. this sweaty guy who smelled like a bar was falling a sleep and leaning my way the other day at 9 am! enjoy your air conditioned cars ;).