Sunday, November 04, 2007

No furnace wars here...

Thankfully we have a nice furnace and yes I have bumped the heat a little bit in the mornings and in the evenings, but I don't push it past 60 degrees right now or much higher in the winter. We use blankets and sweaters here. I have made many blankets in addition to the fleeces and heated throw I got last Christmas. SHE can keep the furnace wars... we have enough issues today. Husband and I went out for Breakfast this morning (one of the worst I have had in a while... shoulda had the french toast instead of the omelet, but I digress)... I went to wash the pots from last night's dinner to find no hot water! None! It all made sense... my shower yesterday was very cold toward the end there, but I thought I had used it up doing some cleaning yesterday... nope... the hot water heater rusted out the bottom and started dripping and put out the pilot light.... Yes it was 9:30 on a Sunday morning when we were hit with this reality! Lucky for us, we know some plumber friends. We made a quick call thinking that they might have time tomorrow to help replace the heater. Well thankfully they had time today! Husband and I went to Lowe's to purchase a new one and the men are working in our little underground railroad of a basement. So I should be able to take a warm shower later and tomorrow morning! (the more important of the two!)

I also wanted to show you the scarf askew I finished:

Pattern can be found at MagKnits
It worked up really quick but it is a 12 row pattern that I did memorize after a while. Also in the pic is a 4x4 rib hat that came from leaflet that a magazine sent a while back. It is a little loose, but hopefully he won't mind. The yarn is Knit Picks Decadence in coal. It is the softest yarn I have ever used!

Here is the beginnings of the latest 6Sox pattern:

I have the toe on the first to finish. These worked up really quick since it is on size 5 needles. I only did a chart and a half since I liked the length of them as is. Should have them finished soon enough. Then it is back to the secret stole.

The LYS was having a 20% off sale for their 4 yr anniversary, so I made a stop yesterday.

I picked up some Claudia's handpainted in Toast. I have been wanting this for a while, so I figured why not right?


At 5:08 AM, Anonymous Dipsy said...

That's some real goodies you had to show here - I absolutely love the scarf, and the yarn is so beautiful too!

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have plumber friends!!
The scarf and hat are lovely!
The yarn you bought is so pretty. Don't you love a sale at the LYS!

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Batty said...

60 degrees? Goodness, how do you keep from turning into a block of ice? I know, sweaters, but... 60 degrees! Wow, you're amazing.

I like the socks. And that looks like nice, affordable LB yarn you're using. I was thinking of giving this pattern a pass, but now that I've seen it in turquoise with white intarsia, I really like it.

Pretty sock yarn, by the way. Yum, toast.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger KT said...

Here's something to cheer you up: You won my contest! Pop over to my blog to leave me your email (which I'll delete once I've written you) and we'll figure out la shipping... KT


At 11:07 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

I like the Askew scarf. I've been debating about making a scarf since it would be portable and useful.

Nice find on the Claudia's Handpainted! I have a couple of gift certificates I need to use. I'm hoping when I take them to my LYS there will be a nice sale going there too.


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