Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I miss knitting- this housekeeping thing is really taking a toll on my free time!!

So here's our living room 1 month and 2 days ago:

And here it is one week ago- before the floors were refinished- excuse the dust, we were still finishing the drywall on the ceiling...
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And- if I can find that silly digital camera cord- you could see we have actually moved in and there's a carpet and furniture and half empty boxes everywhere- and eventually I'll find all my craft supplies and make my posts a little more interesting...

Till then, I'll just keep reading everyone else's posts at work :)

Monday, March 06, 2006


No knitting for a week- this is some kind of record.

The new House is coming along- in one week it's gone from liveable, but ugly to completely unliveable to delapidated to the point where I don't have to take a big breath before walking in.

The ceilings in the main floor are taken out and awaiting my father-in-law's arrival next week. We bought the drywall to fix them- I even got to rent the truck at lowe's and drive it around!! So much fun. It even beeped when it went in reverse. I was quite a sight- normally I drive a little purple kia, and here I am in my 5'2" glory driving a truck (I had to hold onto the steering wheel to hoist myself into it) with drywall hanging out the back gate- totally awesome.

Anyways, we also had wall paper on every surface that wasn't wood- so we scraped ALL of that off, and then were left with yellow glue on every wall. Let me make a short testamonial that "DIF" by zinsser is the best chemical I've ever encountered. It's magical. We bought the concentrate- mix with warm water, use a roller to apply to the wall- wait a few minutes and scrub the glue off with a scrubby thing. Rinse with a sponge and warm water et voila- virgin plaster walls!!

So, we just have a little bit of the living room and the upper part of the 2 story staircase left to do (And the bedrooms we haven't touched yet)

I doubt I'll be knitting for a while- probably not until the 26th when we drive to Albany for the day to go to a wedding. But, I'm sure I can scrounge up some more house pics if anyone was interested.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

So you're looking for a picture, huh?

So, I've learned quite a bit from my Olympic experience. First of all, I learned that I'm petite. Therefore, making a garment based SOLELY on my bust size is a mistake. Especially when the row gauge is a little off... (Or, moreso that I wasn't sure what the row gauge was b/c I didn't measure that one...)

So, in essence, my vest is not very flattering- think football linebacker. I need to rip out at least 12 rows from the neck/shoulders (which of course, also means ripping out the neck and armbands first- then ripping the actual knitting and then reknitting the neck/armbands)

Also, we closed on our house- so last night, instead of trying to fix my vest- we destroyed the popcorn ceilings and ripped up carpet- I actually have a picture of that part...