Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ahhhh, new sewer lines and air conditioning are good.

Yes, the sewer line replacement went fine. The AC came back. Things are fine. It wasn't fun. Of course, it didn't go completely as planned. But, it's fixed now.

Kids are enrolled in school. Well, mostly. I don't want to go into it. Since we're not moved yet, they're enrolled here for now, except for one child, but we're hoping to resolve that in a meeting tomorrow morning. (Run-on sentence, anyone?)

Enough about my horrifying life. :p OK, not quite enough. I was going to segueway into knitting content, but that reminded me that I can't knit right now. I did something to a tendon in my left arm in the midst of all the listing-the-house home improvement, such as laying a patio (seen above before fill dirt was brought in) and taping/mudding/sanding drywall on ceilings and building porch steps using patio blocks and mortar. Knitting just exacerbates the problem and doesn't let it heal, so I have to take a break. Waaah! But, stitching doesn't use my left arm, except for gripping purposes, so I've been doing some of that.

However, here today is knitting. This is a baby kimono from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. I started it before I knew of any babies, but the day after, I found out my SIL is pregnant. So, if she has a girl, it will be hers. If she has a boy, I'll have to wait for a girl baby to come along to wear it. I knitted some booties to go with it, but they're not in the picture. (Sheesh. Sometimes I think this blogging stuff requires a much less scattered brain than I have in the midst of my four kids, moving house, crazy slow-down-please life.) In the second picture, you can see that I have enough Sugar and Cream cotton to make as many washclothes as my left arm can handle. hee. And it's on sale at Hobby Lobby this week. I will resist going to Hobby Lobby. I will resist!

Please tell me I will get a real break sometime. Please?


~Velda said...

Hi Lara,

I'm so glad to have a scatterbrained twin lol....the kimono is darling, makes me want to have another baby, well almost ;) Congrats on the renos being done you must be relieved....rest that arm!

Heather said...

Ohhhh that is sooo cute! You are going to give Michele a run for her money...

Rest rest rest! And so glad things are done.

Queen Bee said...

Hope your arm is better soon, Lara, take it easy as much as you can, okay? And any bites on your house so far?

hapimumTo3 said...

That little sweater is so adorable. You did a fantastic job on it.

How about crochetting that wouldn't use your left arm?

Anonymous said...

What a pretty sweater! And oooh on the cotton yarn. I need to make more washcloths, mine are falling apart. Too much yarn, not enough time! tee hee hee