Saturday, July 24, 2010

Push On

A nasty head cold, insufferable heat, plumbing disconnected in the kitchen since Tuesday, husband with a flu. Life is grand over at Chez Knithound, I tell ya.

We got a new counter top. After 7 years of living with...are you ready for this...marine varnished plywood...(ahem)...we finally got the new counter top. BUT. The sink was disconnected Tuesday morning, I drove it out to the fabricator in Long Island (took 1/2 a day!), they installed the counter tops yesterday and here we are, Saturday evening with no kitchen plumbing! Seems the fabricator failed to instruct me to have the plumber come back after they were finished. Um...didn't you say you were reinstalling? Ohhhh, remounting, not reconnecting! aha. And the plumber called this morning, yes we will be by later today. Not.

So here we are, both sick as can be, the kitchen in complete disarray, the AC firing on high but not cutting it. What's a knithound to do but spin yarn.

The Tour de Fleece/Tour de France ends tomorrow. I won't be finished with the 3 pounds I set as the goal, but I am making my way through that lovely Shetland roving.

Shetland Yarn Skein 1

It's wonderful. 408 yards, 12 wpi. The second skein just came out of the bath, 368 yards. More singles tonight. I have nothing better to do the rest of the evening, and at least making yarn is taking the edge off my bad case of cranky.

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh, wow! You have reason to be cranky-pants. I hope you feel better soon and that your kitchen plumbing is fixed quickly. Until then, keep spinning. It is beautiful.

Susie said...

Blech. Sorry you're having such a hard time of things but I gotta say, when you're sick you do some gorgeous work. Love that yarn!

Rose said...

Whew, sounds like a sucky kind of day. Hope things start coming together for you and yours soon. Love the yarn though!

Gale said...

Hopefully you at least ordered in last night.

That's a great looking table topper. What is it? I may feel the need to copycat you again. And maybe come to yours for a spinning lesson once you're feeling better.

Sarah B. said...

Sorry you're having a crap-tastic past few days. Take consolation in the gorgeous yarn! Sending hugs your way.

brokeknits said...

Ugh. That's a whole lotta no fun right there. At least your yarn is pretty. Hope it helps fight the cranky.

Chris said...

Oh man! I feel so sorry for you both. I hope you and your sink are back to normal very soon.

Sara said...

That Shetland looks amazing. It looks like you are making the best of your situation though. You two feel better and stay cool.

muchadored said...

Oh boy, you're having an adventure. I hope you're feeling better and have all of your pipes hooked up by now!