Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Not Blogging By the Numbers

I know my normal yakkity-yak has been scarce lately. Here's why:

1 contractor + 500 personal problems = 3 day kitchen facelift becomes 12 days without a kitchen and 12 days straight of Liz's freakouts + too much pizza, hoagies and Chinese food + endless hours of cleaning construction dust and scrubbing paint from woodwork and cabinets

The Tyranny of the Beige is over - new tile, counters, and a couple of dishtowels

2 children in school + 100 papers to read and sign and schedule

2 lost teeth for Rosebud and 2 cavities filled for me

350 miles traveled for 2 birthday parties and visits with 1 great grandma, 3 grandparents and various aunts, uncles, and cousins

1 Jewish high holy day

1 birthday for Mr. S (Happy Birthday, Honey!)

1 book read, 1 book begun (see sidebar)

And the knitting...

1 Shedir chemo cap finished

Berrocco Ultra Silk, sooo soft

1 Embossed Leaves sock done

All but the grafting...

1 Forest Canopy shawl begun with 1 skein of Schaefer Anne

Behold the black blob of lace!

And Project Pepe's 1st sleeve is done, 2nd sleeve almost done. Onto the collar and finishing.

More narrative posts to come when I can actually get my head together.


todd gunther said...

yessss, first comment!

the kitchen looks lovely!

much knitting accomplished amidst many varied life experiences.

hopefully see you at our next meeting...(pretty please?)

anne marie

Francesca said...

Are you actually contractor free? Hooray! Hooray! Champagne?

And I love the knitting, perhaps Shedir especially? What a great pattern, eh?

Ann said...

Yikes! Liz, you know I feel you pain. Celebration time is upon you now ... The kitchen looks incredible ... as does all the knitting!

Anonymous said...

You sure are Ms. Productivity! New kitchen, FOs, the works! Awesome.

Mo said...

Love the kitchen, love the knitting.

Anonymous said...

Whew! I am out of breath just reading your post!

Your kitchen looks lovely :-) Shedir is amazing. I was just looking at that pattern a few days ago.

Susan said...

Oh, I'm just green about the lovely kitchen you've got now. And I'm quite impressed by the amount of knitting that's been going on recently, lots of stuff to show.

Why didn't anyone tell me about how much paperwork is generated by elementary schools? They ought to have some sort of recycling program, start the kids out young. It's not like paper grows on trees! (Well, maybe it is is, but it's a finite resource.)

I've lost my Shedir, but since knitting it makes people I know with cancer die, I think that's for the best. Yours is lovely!

Sally said...

You survived! Well done.

Yes, the paperwork is unreal, isn't it? Banana is only in daycare for heaven's sake, and there's a lot there. And the knitting is absolutely gorgeous, as usual. Can't wait to see the tile in person, I love all the color in your house.

See you soon!

ICJ said...

I love that Chemo Cap! :)

Isabelle aka Tricotine

Brandon said...

I feel for you, girlfriend, I really do. But I have to say that's the most amazing sock I've ever seen! Will you make me a pair if I promise to bake you some spanikopita next time I'm in Philly?

Dorothy said...

Your kitchen looks gorgeous! Love the tile backsplash.

You have been very busy.

Lolly said...

You have been a busy busy bee! I am glad to see a post from you :)

The kitchen looks great! and wow, what amazing knits! Shedir is so lovely, and I can just see its softness! and I love all of the lace you have going!

Hannah said...

I'm especially envious of that double-decker oven!