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Well well

December 10, 2008

In case anyone was wondering, we did get our well fixed the next day. I had left a message with a local guy, but he never called me back, so I called a big company to come out and look at it. The next day, Ingi was home, and the local guy called and he just assumed it was the big company, gave directions, and the guy came. He had started fixing the well and left to get a part when the big company showed up. Ingi sent them away (I guess we will be blacklisted from using them ever again) and the local guy came back, and ended up fixing the well by just cleaning out some parts. So it wasn’t too expensive. We are sure those other guys would have charged us for all new parts.

Also, our living room wall is done, finally (both of these things were done in time for company on Thanksgiving). He did a really nice job.

Living Room

The trim colour is the one B picked out for his room (that’s next). I also have a really great closet in my bathroom finally (the old owners had these flimsy metal racks that fell down all the time, and they finally ripped out of the wall and I’ve had my bath stuff in boxes in the hallway, and our towels in a basket in our room.

I finished my Big Basin socks with birthday present Hjertegarn a while ago, but now that I’ve worn them a few times, I finally got a picture:

It’s one of the Six Sox Knitalong patterns. They are peeking out from the bottom of the maternity corduroy pants that I sewed, but there is no photo of the pants since they are pretty basic. Still, they are more comfortable than most store-bought maternity pants. For some reason, the waist on those comes right to the wide part of my belly, which makes them slide down all day long and drive me crazy. I could have made the waist panel tighter on mine, but at least it’s high enough.

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Six Sox KAL

September 21, 2007

I’ve been a member of the Six Sox KAL for a little while, so I figured I’d review some of the projects I made, and ask for some advice.

First I made the Horcrux socks for my sister. If I did them again, I’d use a less busy yarn. I have no idea how you Sockapalooza-ites photograph your pals’ socks. My sister’s feet are way bigger than mine, so it’s a bit challenging to photograph them without it looking silly.

Then I made the Victorian Lace socks. I am pretty happy with how they came out. The toe is pretty clever, you do a short row and then join at the top. Now, here is my dilemma. If you look closely, I did the 3-needle bindoff wrong on the first sock (inside out), because I am used to kitchenering. The second sock I did correctly. Note how little yarn I have left. So. Do I take apart the toe on the “wrong” sock, or is it not that bad? There is a little ridge on that one. I’ll probably mostly wear them inside shoes with toes (I’m not a big sock+sandal wearer). What do you think?

Then there is the latest sock in the KAL, I ❤ Gansey. I tried it with my Queen Anne’s lace yarn (Trekking Pro Natura base). This is very thin yarn, and so these needles are too big for it. It’s not getting a very tight gauge. So I think I need to add a few purl stitches here and there and make the socks on smaller needles. Kind of sad to rip, but I think they will be better for it. So I think I will put them aside for now and work on some of the other projects I have going on, and revisit this later.