I had great intentions to blog more regularly the last time I posted. Clearly that didn't work out as I had hoped. We've been quite busy at my house over the last few weeks.
First, we had "some sort of a serious situation" in the laundry room, as Chandler phrased it, a couple months ago. Long story short, the internal pump in my front load washer got stuck on and my basement laundry room and bathroom got seriously flooded. We cleaned it up but just couldn't seem to get the laundry room to really dry out. And then it started to smell mildewy.... So I convinced DH that we needed to rip out the laminate flooring, dry it out really well and replace the flooring with tile. As it turns out, we discovered after we ripped the laundry room apart, that the pressure relief valve for the house water pump had gone bad too. The pump is on the other side of the laundry room wall, and THAT is where the on-going water issue stemmed from. 3 weeks later we have a new floor, new sheet rock, new cabinets, new color on the wall, etc, etc. It was a slippery slope once we started. This picture is mid project. We just have some trim painting left to finish!
sock pattern. I'm just a little worried that it might require more attention than I want to pay to it for plane/beach knitting. My other options being considered are My Kind of Saturday which I got at Sock Summit 2011 and would qualify for the Irishgirlieknits KAL, Old Joe socks which I've had the yarn wound for 6 weeks, or Tulip socks from the Cookie A club. If you have an opinion, I'd love to hear it!
I also have The Orchardist and Whiskey Beach loaded on my Kindle. It's probably optimistic to think this way, but I'm thinking I should add one more book just in case. Any suggestions?
Have a great week! If I can remember to take some pictures on my trip, I'll share them next time!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Starting with knitting, I have 2 projects that are getting my attention right now. The first is Irish Coffee. I've loved this sweater ever since the pattern was released and have had it in my queue for 2 years. I decided to use some Madelinetosh Vintage that was in my stash for it. I think it will be a great spring/fall sweater. I'm going to modify it by making a shorter version and I may make the sleeves longer too.
Ernie which is one of the patterns form Cookie A's February Sock Club. I'm using the club yarn for it, which is Indigodragonfly MCN Sock. Let me tell you, this stuff is fabulous! It's so soft and round, but not too fluffy so it's holding up the stitch pattern beautifully. I'm definitely keeping these babies for myself and will be tucking them away for fall :-)
We still have some snow in NH and it's been below average for temperatures too. This is the week that we usually have "ice out" on my lake. I don't think we're anywhere near that though this year. This is what the lake looks like from my yard as of noon today.