Monday, August 27, 2007

For my next trick

Now that the Swan Lake stole is finished, except for blocking, I'm pushing to get the Fir Cone shawl done. I have one more ball to go. I'm using some cotton ribbon from Ironstone that I got at Unraveled last year. It's not quite mindless knitting but pretty close. Except that sometimes I add a yarn over that doesn't belong. The ribbon is so busy that it's easy to just drop the y/o and keep going.

We celebrated Lisa's birthday yesterday. Lots of presents and wine and cheese before going out for pizza. While she was here she tried on the Swan Lake stole and gave it the stamp of approval. So I'm feeling much better about how it looks. She liked the asymetrical shape. So getting it blocked is more likely to happen sometime soon.

Bertran, the a/c guy, showed up on Saturday with a couple of helpers. They got the old unit out with only a small amount of damage to the plaster wall and the outside stucco. The new unit is in a working just fine. It does protrude a lot more than the old one so I have to figure out a new furniture arrangement. Bertran will be back tomorrow in his role as plumber to replace the faucet handles in the shower. He's supposed to be bringing some ceiling fan catalogs so I can choose a new one for my dining area that I don't use as a dining area. It's where my computer lives. So many projects, so little money.

6 comments:

katherine said...

Heh heh. "So many projects, so little money."

You're not alone. We took stock of the house yesterday to figure out what we could do as a bare minimum to get it ready to put up for sale next spring, and even that was a jolt to the old budget.

Ah well. You can't take it with you, right?

Scattered Gemini said...

I'd give my stash for an air conditioner...wait, maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Re, "so many projects, etc.", you certainly got that right!

R.

Anonymous said...

Re, "so many projects, etc.", you certainly got that right!

R.

Anonymous said...

glad to hear that you have cool air ....especially with the news that it will be hotter in the days to come...
I must say that it is less humid than Mexico!

S

mehitabel said...

I was in Pasadena today at 3 pm and my vehicle's thermometer told me it was 111 out there. Humidity is in the 50% range, or "very uncomfortable." At least you have your a/c now! Enjoy!