Sadly, here in southern California with the new home subdivisions, slab leaks are a common thing. We had just gotten a quote the week before from the plumber to repipe the house in order to avoid damages from an unexpected leak. Unfortunately, we were too late. It's now been ten days and the home is gradually being put back together. Lucky for us and the tenant, it affected only the main floor area albeit the kitchen. And, my muscles are still recovering from pulling up the soaked wooden floor from last Sunday (the flooring people couldn't do the job on time so I ventured forth and got it done!) It really felt good to come home after a long day working. I haven't worked in my rentals for a few years now.
I just completed knitting my Ft. Myers Shawl, aka Nurmilintu Shawl. You can find the info here on my Ravelry page. After blocking it, I really like the way the lace section turned out.
On my needles at the moment, is a simple bias scarf using Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade' yarn. I like the way the yarn is self striping. It's going to be a long, bias scarf with beaded edges (you can probably see the provisional cast on I used). Really simple, no brainer knitting on this one . . .
Speaking of that, Lilly and I are enjoying our quiet afternoon here at the house. I'm going to do a bit of ironing and maybe watch an old British black and white movie on You Tube. Rest of the family decided to venture south to the casino for the afternoon/evening. I hate losing my $30 or so on the slot machines as I always come home and think that I could have bought the most beautiful yarn instead of losing my money!
I feel myself gazing out of this cave onto the beautiful sea . . . my traveling spirit is calling to me again (the painting above was done by my daughter, Heidi). I will keep you updated on my travel adventures via another post.
That's the end of my update as to what has been happening around here at Lilly My Cat. I hope that each of you are doing well and enjoying the start of Spring.
With my best wishes,