Sunday, March 04, 2007


March is finally here. This usually means I have to add an extra 10-15 minutes to my drive time to get to places on time. It’s very noticeable that we have a lot of people here from out of state during this month. The snow birds are still here in full force and then the spring vacationers come in. I know that most are not in a hurry to get to where they are going but there are still some of us that have schedules to keep. The other thing about March is that a good number of the spring breakers that start showing up make me feel rather old. They wear as little clothes as possible and consume unbelievable amounts of beer. There was a time in my life when I could identify with these youthful people but I wouldn’t dare put this old body in a bikini or drink around the clock. I do get a kick out of seeing what they buy at the grocery store. It’s usually something like a buggy full of beer and some ramen noodles.

On to updates, I have new socks on the needles. These are rather boring socks but they do fall into a first for me. These are the first knitted items I have ever tried to make for Rudy (dh). Being the first items he will judge any future items from, I decided to use one of my favorite sock yarns, opal and to keep it simple.

I’ve also started spinning up the blue stuff. I was hoping to have enough of it to make a vest from interweave knits magazine. But the more I get spun up the more I think there will not be enough yarn for this project.

Thank you for all the nice comments on the socks and the good wishes for the new job.

I can’t forget the update on the house. The floor in the hallway is done.

I think Rudy did a good job. The mosaic turned out nice, even though we had to pull it up once after bonding it to the floor because we forgot to take the plastic seal off the back. These things really should come with directions. Not that that would help Rudy, he seldom reads directions but I usually devour them.
He is now working on the tile that goes around the fire place and we made an order for some granite counter tops for the kitchen. Boy did that drain the old pocket book. The company we got the granite from said the slabs are in and we have to go by and examine them to sign off for them. I’ll try and get a good picture of them when we go.


ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

I love the color of you spun yarn. Your spinning is fantastic!

Bob said...

Kris, we'll soon be adding to the traffic jam and looking forward to it. As for the beer of the younger set, we're content to be three beer people....drink one, spill one and give the third one away. What a surprise, Rudy not reading directions....this started shortly after he learned to read and later led to nearly blowing up the house with his chemistry set.
See you very soon.

Jennifer said...

A man read directions? Not likely! I'm awful; I know. (It's true though isn't it?) He did a great job with the mosaic though! Wow, it's beautiful. I'm very impressed with your spinning too.

My parents will be snow birds. They'll be in Florida in April. I don't think they'll be having beer, but there will be revelry of some sort!

Please let me know if the WCTP admin ever got back to you, and whether I should post the socks for you. It would be no problem at all.

Cheryl said...

I really like your spinning. Such a pretty shade of blue. Good luck with DH socks.