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20 May 2004

I'm flushed

Thanks for the nice comments on my Audrey sleeve! There was precious little knitting time last night, what with sitting in an auditorium for a 2-1/2 hour spring choir concert at the high school (my butt hurts -- that's too long!), but A was in it and I'd never miss an opportunity like that! She's in the grrs chorus, but next year it's concert choir -- I insisted!

Anyway, I picked up the needles as soon as I got home and knitted a few more rows on the second sleeve. I was about 15 rows in when I decided I'd have to rip. Flabby stitches here and there -- ick. I think I cast on a little tighter than the first, also, and should have just started over from the get-go. Oh well. I stayed up and watched a couple of episodes of M*A*S*H on the Hallmark Channel so I could make some appreciable progress. You know what they're airing tonight? The Audrey Hepburn Story!

The Helpful Hardware Man who assisted me yesterday morning wasn't really very helpful -- one of the fittings was the wrong size! I had told him that I had enough experience in home repair/improvement to know that I'd likely be back and, sure enough, I was. When I told HHM-2 that it was for a toilet, not a sink, he knew right away that I'd been given the wrong one. Was I supposed to know that white fittings are for sinks and blue for toilets? Don't you think that HHM-1 should have known that??

With all my other runnin' yesterday, it was mid-afternoon before the job was complete. I really like the way the new toilet looks, and it seems to work well, too. (I was given the honor of the first flush.) All in all, it went better than most jobs of that nature.

One of my stops yesterday was Barnes & Noble so I could buy the latest issue of Interweave Knits. And in the mail yesterday was the latest issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly. I only had time to page through them for a quick fix -- there were some things that caught my eye and I'm looking forward to a more leisurely look!

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