Monday, July 28, 2008


This post won't be very exciting because I still can't show off what I've been spinning. I had hoped to finish the swap gift this weekend, but I started having water drip from the vent in my living room Saturday night. When I called the builder's emergency line they told me to turn off the A/C and keep it off until they could come fix it on Monday (I was told that A/C was a luxury, and they would not send someone out on the weekend...grr). Normally, that wouldn't be a problem, but Colorado is experiencing its worst heat wave since 1901. 16 straight days of 90+ degree heat with many more to come. My house got hot and the thought of sitting in a chair with a lap full of wool didn't sound very appealing. I did manage to finish the first bobbin, and start the second. If I can find 1.5 hours to spin each night this week, I should be able to finish by the weekend. I can't wait to be able to show it off. It is really pretty.

I also managed to finish the first toe up handspun sock and cast on for the second one before the heat wave set in at my house. I love these socks.


I managed to get some biking in this weekend. I wanted to go up to Boulder to pick up something for the swap gift, so Gina and I met early for a 25 mile ride around town. It was a beautiful morning and a great ride. Then, to celebrate the end of the Tour de France and the success of the Garmin-Chipotle team, we had burritos at Chipotle. Yum! It was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning.

Fortunately, the A/C saga came to an end this morning. I called my builder's customer service person first thing this morning. She was confident she knew exactly what was wrong. I met her at my house at 11:30, she walked in the door with a hammer and went upstairs to the closet with the A/C, I heard a pop, then water draining, and about a minute after she arrived she came back downstairs. They had forgotten to take a cap off of the drain when they installed the A/C. I wish I had known it was so easy to fix. I'm sure if someone had walked me through it over the phone I could have fixed it myself and saved myself and the kitties a day of suffering in the heat.

I think this is my favorite picture of Purl ever.


She's just so photogenic.



bockstark.knits said...

Ooooh, pretty sock! And argh, sucks about the AC - I hate when stuff like that happens! Glad it's fixed though.

Janice said...

I LOVE The socks! They look beautiful! And the picture of Purl is great! Bummer about the AC. Why do those things ALWAYS happen on the weekend???? Glad you're cooler now!

Jennifer said...

That happened to us when they installed it. Lost a ceiling. Purl is gorgeous, love the socks. incredible spinning.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I love your socks! Handspun socks. I need to knit some. I have one pair from Allen (Numma Numma) and they are wonderfully soft.

And Purl is just about the cutest cat ever!

The air conditioning story? FPS. That's all there is to say about that one.