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More pictures and modifications over on my Ravelry project page.

I should probably block it, or at least give it a vinegar rinse. My hands turned shades of blue and green when knitting… But for now it’s on my head. Maybe it’ll add some interesting highlights, what do you think?

really old socks

Is 30 years really old for socks? Mom and dad brought these back from Germany for me in 1980. Emily wanted to see them, so…

germankneesocks (1) kneesock
The elastic is starting to wear out a bit… but they still stay up well, and they come to my knees! The heels are only just starting to wear a bit, maybe I should darn them before next winter.

the cold has caused…

Us to finally replace the dryer hose, and more importantly the vent cap (which was broken).
dryervent

Perhaps a bigger crack in the tub surround. I’d caulked a couple weeks ago (so nice to get rid of the old and moldy) and put a bit of caulk on some crack that developed a couple months ago… but then, yesterday…
tubsurround

Really, it’s time for a new surround, but the duct tape should hold us for a few more months.

And all that heavy rain caused a big bubble on a wall near the ceiling last week.

(I had pics! I thought I downloaded them! I did not… but I did delete them off the camera)

It was about the size of a newborn baby. It was full of water. We punctured it and then, like a bad cyst, the whole thing exploded. Now it just looks scabby on the wall. In the summer we’ll repaint. By then the sheetrock should be dry, eh?

There was no ice dam… DH rakes the snow off that roof all the time. Just a fluke, perhaps.

6 Responses so far

  1. 1

    kmkat said,

    January 31, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    Last night I wore a pair of black wool knee-highs to bed because my feet were cold. I bought them in Canada in 1975. They are still perfect (but I have not worn them much).

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    Emily said,

    January 31, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    I love the socks – I feel there is a huge lack of knee socks in my wardrobe, but I’m sure not going to knit them anytime soon.

    Your hair is probably safe until you wear the hat in the rain. :)

  3. 3

    Lucia said,

    February 1, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Fabulous hat! Let us hope for fluke.

  4. 4

    Chris said,

    February 1, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Adventures in home ownership… Fun fun fun!

    Will you take a picture of your blue hair? ;)

  5. 5

    gramily said,

    February 4, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    I love the hat. I want to see it face forward. What is a vinegar rinse?

  6. 6

    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 8, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    1. If I were you, I would walk around all day with the hat and make sure everyone knew that in addition to knitting it, I spun it. You rock!

    2. Has anyone else noticed that the socks and the duct tape in the bathtub match? Just sayin’

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