Monday, March 12, 2007

Wham, Thump, Bang!

Ever have one of those experiences when suddenly the whole house shakes and there's hideous noises coming from over your head? That's what happened to me today. I didn't remember till I went out to see what was going on that today was the day the roofers were coming. They did a lot of repair work, all over the roof, so I guess it really needed it. Good job, though, and nice fast response to the problem.
Simon says he doesn't think I want to shred stuff. I've already taken out five bags of shredding--do I really want to do more? When I could be petting a cute little cat?

Hi-Hi has the same idea. He likes to be near me--today he's "warming" the tubs of kitty litter. Isn't he decorative? He had a "needy" night which meant I didn't get much sleep--sigh. It was also one of those nights when the house didn't cool off so I had to run the fan all night so I could sleep.
Have I mentioned lately I don't like hot weather? It's been over 95 today.
Another reason there's very little knitting content in this post. We've been going through stuff. Bye-bye, beloved '80s sweaters. And all those turtlenecks I can't wear any more (too warm). And D4 is even getting rid of some of the clothes she wore in grade school. Did I mention she is well past high school?
Okay, here's the yarny goodness for today. Since the Harlot posted her STR, I guess it's safe to do mine. Also, there's the Yarn Pirate Bitter Valley that came to me courtesy of Seattle Marie. Yummy--very nice. Of course, mine will not be socks. No, it won't. Maybe a shawl, or a scarf or two, but not socks. I know, I might get drummed out of the STR club if it ever gets out... Now all I need to do is keep on clearing out stuff, until I have a flat spot to set up the swift and ball winder. That means, back to the shredder. After I evict Simon!


Sheepish Annie said...

I knit a scarf out of Koigu and crocheted with Lorna's Laces...the serious sock knitters were horrified. I'd love to see the STR in another venue! Go for it!!

mary said...

Keep going with your cleaning out! Are the 90's sweaters next? Will D4 clean out her high school clothes next? I'm planning to stay tuned for the next exciting chapter of... "As the House Declutters."

JollyEwe said...

Oh, that yarn pirate is awesome. I don't think it's too big of a fopaux to not knit socks with your STR...I have even heard of people who just keep it skeined up just to sniff on occasion, I think it might actually have antianxiety properties. Your kitties are oh so cute!!

laura said...

I think the Str will be beautiful however you choose! Love the yarn pirate!

Anonymous said...

Was Hi-hi needy or was he kneed-y?......heehee

mehitabel said...

More like knead-y! My poor shoulder is a mess!

junie said...

That is lovely yarn. I am getting 3 balls of Trekking back all in a variegated pink tone, thing I will do Cherry Blossom Shawl. Should be pretty. Sock yarn makes great shawls.

I hate to parting with stuff but I gave up dreaming I would ever fit into the size 6 and 8's clothes(when I smoked I was a 6). I took them all the the Thrift Store. It pained me greatly. I nearly bought cigarettes.

Later, I filled up all the empty closet with yarn:)

Annette said...

Keep up the spring cleaning! I don't know about you, but I always feel so good getting rid of things I don't use or want anymore. Speaking of which, I hear my closet calling my name. Haven't gone through it in awhile. I need new clothes too, but I keep buying yarn instead!