Water water everywhere
Monday June 09th 2008, 10:38 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Family,Knit

Dad holding up the scarfDad Hyde asked, as he wrapped it around his arm, “What is it?” I answered, “My mom calls them yarn necklaces.” This is a scarf out of Ellen’s handpainted merino-silk from Half Pint Farm in Vermont, bought at Stitches East last fall. One of those little projects for stuffing in the purse and carrying around that somehow, to my surprise, actually got finished when I wasn’t paying much attention to it. (When the yarn’s gone, it’s done.) Just add water and block it–except, um, maybe not now.

The silk and cashmere shawl in Constance’s shawl pattern (with some playing around with the yoke) continues only slowly; I’ve got company. Richard and Kim have internships for a month in DC and are staying at my in-laws’ house; my in-laws are doing various jaunts to keep themselves out of the way of the newlyweds. They’re camping out here for ten days.

Camping out is more of a description than we’d intended, as we wait for the sewer services folks to show up this morning. My pipes are barfing. These things never seem to happen when there’s nobody around to enjoy the excitement but us. I think I’d rather go to the Aquarium if I want to show them an interesting day.

Thank goodness we live in a time and a place when such things can get fixed pretty fast.

Constance\'s shawl in cashmere and silk, two strands fine laceweight together

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I feel your pain. My pipes barf a lot.

Comment by Momo Fali 06.09.08 @ 10:50 am

We had the same thing happen at the funeral home. ICK! They are working on fixing the problems now that the last Pipe Barf caused. Fun isnt it 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 06.09.08 @ 11:07 am

UGH! Of course it’s happening now… hope it’s fixed soon!

Comment by Alicia 06.09.08 @ 11:27 am

The yarn necklace is beautiful. What’s the pattern?

Hope the pipes are fixed soon. We are on a septic system and it is never funny when mine do. Thankfully it is rare.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 06.09.08 @ 1:33 pm

Thank you. It’s very simple: Barbara Walker’s Little Arrowhead lace with one extra stitch to each edge. Cast on 21 stitches on size 9 needles and fingering weight yarn and away you go.

Comment by AlisonH 06.09.08 @ 1:39 pm

at least it waited till after the wedding 😉

Aquariums are always a good thing

Comment by rho 06.10.08 @ 6:26 am

Ick. THAT is never fun. Hope it didn’t make much of a mess.

Comment by Channon 06.10.08 @ 7:11 am

Strangely enough, there *is* a reason these things happen when you’ve got company- more people = more stress on the system. So if there’s any part of the system that’s marginal? Stressing it makes it fail.

(Sorry, engineers explain things. We can’t help it.)

Comment by RobinH 06.10.08 @ 9:58 am

I do know your feeling. Our sewer backed up on Thanksgiving weekend with 15 hungry people at our house. Good times.

Comment by Amanda 06.11.08 @ 2:58 am

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