Sunday, March 7, 2010

Project Re-Visit

I finished my Trekking socks on Thursday evening. I didn't take any pictures because, quite frankly, they look just like every other pair of plain-jane socks that I make! After that I hemmed and hawed a bit then dug out Eldest's sweater for assessment. At first I was worried that it wouldn't even fit her anymore so I held the pieces together and made her try on the work in progress. Not only did it fit, but she declared immediate undying love and begged me to hurry and finish it! What's a mom to do?!? So I pulled out everything to do with the sweater and set about sorting out what I had done and what I needed to do to complete it. The worst part about picking up an old, unfinished project is definitely trying to decipher what I've already done. I always alter patterns and I hardly take any notes at all (I know, I know) because I usually finish things fairly quickly. This method definitely bit me in the butt as I spent most of yesterday afternoon cursing and ripping out my work until I hit on the right way to go. Add to this the fun of getting a new hot water tank installed yesterday, complete with the requisite "I guess I need to replace this valve" and "crap, where's that water coming from?"....

It should only take a few days more to finish up the sweater (I had more done than I originally thought) so after that I can start up my Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I will have to swatch first (ugh) because alpaca blends are always dicey...but more on that in my next post.

It was a beautiful Spring-like day here yesterday. The sun was shining and flowers are starting to bloom everywhere. It is Spring Break for the girls next week so hopefully the weather will hold. If not, I have plenty of fun lined up for them in the form of helping me sort out the basement rec room, ha ha.

Finally, Mr. Cat says "I don't know what this green stuff is, but it sure is yummy..nom, nom, nom!"


  1. I forgot to say that your daughter's sweater turned out lovely! And it stinks that you had to get a new water heater when you just bought your house and moved in. When my parents purchased their house they discovered within the first two weeks that the wall behind their shower/tub was wet and they had to tear it all out and have the wall rebuilt. Ugh!

  2. Thanks! There's always something when you move into a new place, isn't there? In our last place we also had to replace the whole bathroom due to water leak damage. I guess lots of people just move rather than deal with repair issues.