Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Renovations

Where do you stop???
My living room and office are currently mudded drywall - with no electrical outlets or lights installed and at least 3 more days before they reach usable status. And all I can think about is the changes I want to make to the flooring, the doors, the bathroom, the kitchen, the front porch...
I mean, I hate living like this - I can't find anything in my room and the gurls are going crazy with the controlled space they get, but I'm thinking of delaying it even further. Keith, the best contractor (hottest too) is no help as he wants everything to be just right and continually offers suggestions for changes. Like the flooring in the lr/office. I hate the carpet there and am definitely planning on changing it, however hardwood is what I want and the rooms are 17 by 20-wait a second that is only 340 square feet, that's not so bad, until you cost it at $3 (at least) a square. arrgghh.
On the knitting front - I am 40 rows from the end of hint 7 in Sots and 6 rows are done of Sots ii, my socks are at the gusset (will likely fit little sister). I may have chosen a pattern for her afghan - lizard ridge from knitty - version 2. I don't think the malabrigo will pattern as nicely as the Noro, so I think the straight across version is a better choice. Now to just find the spare time to cast it on...
I have the project for my cocoa swap partner on the crochet hook right now. Gasp you say, this is wrong. I find that the crochet works quicker and I have more control over my stitches for the finished project. IF I manage to keep it out of the big gurl'z hands long enough to wrap it and send it. The camera is one of the items that has gone awol since the return from Ottawa. I put it down somewhere and ....
Have a great couple of days.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

my goodness - you are one busy woman!
Renovations can be such a challenge, but think of how wonderful everything will look as soon as it's all done :) I still haven't cast on for sotsii - trying to decide on what yarn to use. oy the dilemmas!

Nell said...

What fun to make all these decisions! A little stressful but fun too!

Miss Me said...

i won't answer the where to stop question. i don't want to be the one that pushes you over the edge...! (i've lived through it and i'm sure you will, too.)
considering how much i LOBE those cute little amigurumis, i can understand something being on the hook. and fast is good, too!

Heather said...

Holy Cow you are WOMAN!!!! My hero with all that going on and time to knit WOW!!!
Cheers

gurlygurl said...

I think your contractor is gorgeous...wait I am married to him...lol muah