First off I want to thank you all for your oh-so-nice comments on my newly remodeled kitchen. I do love it and your comments make it even better! (Still no stainless refrigerator here yet, BUT Monday is our 43rd anniversary and I have a funny feeling that some big cardboard box might be at the door soon after that….I will let you know.) I have been shopping for carpeting, or hardwood though. We need to replace 98 sq yards of carpeting in our living center, stairs and loft area and so far, I'm not sure what I want to do. Personally, the only hardwood I really LOVE is bleached maple in 5 inch planks, and it really doesn't "go" in my house. Quite honestly, I actually swoon when I see it……..it's soooooo gorgeous! I'll probably just end up buying carpeting though. I hadn't been to a flooring store in 14 years and I was surprised how soft the carpeting has become. Years ago, you'd have to pay through the nose to get really soft carpeting, but now, it seems they all have some softness to them AND it's not as expensive as I thought it would be so that's a plus too!!!
Naturally, I sent out envelopes to my sweeties this week:
Again, I didn't even stick my nose in a book all week. Shame on me!! Seems I can't read and knit so lately I have been knitting my brains out………BUT it takes soooooooo long! I can read a $25 book in probably 1 1/2 days at most, but it takes me 10 days or longer to knit $25 worth of yarn for a pair of socks. Now, you'd think because of this, I would be saving $$, wouldn't you? NOT SO MUCH!! Problem is that I shop online for more yarn……..yes! This week I think I ordered 7 skeins. DO YOU know how long it'll take me to knit 7 skeins of yarn for 7 pair of socks? Over 3 months!! Hello??? And this isn't the only week I shopped for yarn online……….eikes! I'm getting quite a drawer full, I must admit!
Here is the pair that is almost finished. I am close to being done with the foot part and then I only have the toe to go. Yippee! I LOVE making the first sock, but by the time I need to start #2, it's not as much fun. Any of you knitters out there have a solution for this? If so, PLEASE let me know!
So, that's the news here. I hope you all are having a good summer and doing fun things at least once a week for yourself! It's important to feed your own soul…..I do it with creativity. (Plus, I'm getting a start on Christmas gifts……lol) Until next week………….