Sunday, March 29, 2015

On going

So when we last heard from our heroes (that would be me and D) they had one ripped up kitchen. Let's see what has happened since then.

Ah yes the decision that requires home work, new paint color selection.

I don't want to give away any spoilers but it is safe to assume the bigger color splotch is the color we liked best. The other one was a bit yellow and totally fades into nothingness in my opinion.

We had the old fluorescent light fixture removed.

And covered over. No more weird flickering light for us!

You can see the recessed lighting installed and the paint has gone up. Don't our old fridge and stove look especially pathetic sitting in the middle of the room?

However Jack always looks at the good in any situation. Especially when it includes big cardboard boxes for him to sit on. Why yes my home is in total chaos!

Well it looks like the recessed lighting is properly placed.

And since the boxes had disappeared, Jack found new ways to get into trouble.

Not bad for a little old man that is not quite as old as his elderly brother, Gus.

Check back again as our kitchen saga continues. You do all know there will be a big delay in posting the final pictures? I'm gonna bake my brains out for a couple of weeks once the kitchen is done. Ooh pictures of my baking on the new pretty counter tops. Oh I can barely wait! I've already pulled out my copy of King Arthur's Flour Baker's Companion and marked pages for testing. I am so going to make pineapple upside down cake, finally. I don't even know if I will like it, but I'm gonna try it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quiet...or not

Really I have a couple of good reasons for being quiet here, but let me show you the one that says the most. 

This was my kitchen about a month ago.

  Yeah I know the 70's called and they don't want that kitchen either.

Then in one day my kitchen disappeared.

OK fine I marched on and made scones one more time in here. But once the choking dust puffed in I was done.

I officially hate cooking all my food in the microwave too. Hate it! I am very thankful to have it but it is wearing thin at this point. I miss real food not heavily salted food.

I have not uploaded more recent pictures wherein my kitchen starts to look like a kitchen again. It is thrilling I tell you, Thrilling!

Jack is more thrilled by the notion that he does not have to stay locked in a room with his brother. Closed doors are the Devil's work in his opinion.

Gus is taking the chaos better than I hoped. But don't tell him that, it will only lead to bigger Greenies demands. And that bill is pretty darn high as is.

Speaking of Greenies someone is giving me "The Look" right now. I don't even want to contemplate the consequences of unfilled Greenies demands.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Proof of Knitting

I thought you should see that there has in fact been knitting going on at my house in spite of all the other things that are keeping me from you. 

We may have to move D to a bigger sock drawer. His tally is still no where near mine but he now has a decent rotation going.

These lovelies are my first foray into madelinetosh sock yarn. I really like to test out the yarns first so I can see which ones are tougher for D's mean feet. Yeah, I'm testing them for him sure, you believe me right?

Anyways with a nice manly colorway called Whiskey Barrel they were destined to be his. Plus he waited patiently at WEBS while I picked them and few other things out. I believe in rewarding good behavior.

And speaking of rewarding good behavior, I knit up some Rhinebeck 2014 yarn already.

I think this is my new favorite colorway in Socks That Rock, it is called Tea and Alchemy. I love it so much that I want to buy another skein just so I can enjoy knitting it all over again. I found myself petting the leftovers this morning. Yeah, I'm weird like that, but ya'll knew that already didn't you.

Another pair for D found their way off my needles this week, but alas refused to be photographed. Don't worry I am planning to surprise them early one morning before they're awake.

I promptly cast on a nice springy yarn for a pair of socks for me. Spring is coming right? I've heard rumors, but am afraid to believe them. For heaven sake 20 fells like a Caribbean heat wave.

I'm going to go work on some other responsibilities now so I can enjoy my knitting later.