Thursday, September 30, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

DH decided to remodel/insulate the third floor of our house. Actually he paid for it to be done. All plaster was removed, the walls and ceilings were insulated, new windows installed, plasterboard put up and DH was going to finish the job. View 1 shows step #1 of the reconstruction. There are no windows in the far wall yet.

Step #2 shows plaster board and a new window, looking from the doorway with the blue door.

Fast forward 2 1/2 years, with all the items previously stored on this floor, still in our living room and dining room. One daughter lost her job. She has 2 young adult sons. They were hired to help finish the job. Air force Grandson is now in Germany, but Mom and other grandson have been working. The walls, ceiling, and woodwork have been painted in both rooms. Lauan sub floor has been laid in both rooms, and one room is tiled, including the dormer and closet. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

A plumber came this week to put a new faucet on the bath tub and add shut offs to the pipes. I'll show photos when more happens in that room.

On the sock knitting front there also was progress. I finished the socks for DH, using contrast yarn for the toes. It takes a lot of yarn to cover his feet. The pattern is called Train to Brighton by Janine Le Cras. I tried to enter them in the Ravelry Solid socks group, but the yarn striped, so they don't qualify. The yarn is Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, a lovely yarn.

The black socks are also finished. They will be a birthday present later this fall. Cookie A designed these for her mother in law and they are called Glynis in her Sock Innovations book. Much as I like black socks, they are a pain to knit without good lighting. The Ravelry SKA group challenge was to knit with black or white or both, no gray.

The white socks are almost finished. Maybe later tonight. They are the Mystery Sock for this month, designed by Adreinne Fong.

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