Pipe down!
Friday October 01st 2010, 9:27 pm
Filed under: Knit,Non-Knitting

How to get lots of knitting done:

The phone rings, giving you a time estimate so you can’t leave. Then the workers show near the end of that period, with no idea how long it will take them, so you can’t leave. Knitting kept me from constantly getting in their way and asking questions. (At that hourly rate, this is a good thing.)

It was the plumbers.   Having come here often enough by now, this time they sent a camera down the line to figure out just what was going on in there.

The guy who put in our addition put in a bend that ought not to be bent, and didn’t put in an outtake but it ought to have had an outtake. He also installed the water heater in such a way as to cause carbon monoxide poisoning, if not for the wallboard between it and our bedroom.

The inspector caught none of that. We got that water heater taken care of on our own. The pipes, well, they’re being taken care of.  Frequently.  Expensively.

Well, hey, I had some knitting I really wanted to get done.  I got in five hours straight. Ice my hands, the thing is blocking now, my shawl is done!

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And no pictures?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.02.10 @ 4:03 am

My mother always said “Nothing is so bad that it’s not good for something”. See how much knitting you got done. A picture would be nice.

Comment by pat flores 10.02.10 @ 4:39 am

See! You’re finishing things before All Saints Day!! (Hop over to KnitTalk – I bestowed a wand on you.)

Comment by afton 10.02.10 @ 5:18 am

Thank goodness for knitting! I’d be in all sorts of trouble if it weren’t for the magical calming powers of two sticks and some string. LOL!

Comment by Jody 10.02.10 @ 5:18 am

Are you all asking for photos of the knitting, or photos of the drain pipes. (I’ve seen a bit of the video of my parents’ sewer line. We all shrugged and snickered, but they said that the tech who did it found it fascinating.)

Comment by LauraN 10.02.10 @ 5:34 am

Knitting indeed helps with waiting – that’s the plumb truth!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.02.10 @ 6:36 am

Yup, I finished both sock cuffs of the Mystery Sock KAL, thanks to hours at the car dealers yesterday (diagnosing the problem). Good news? $700 part + labor covered under extended warranty. That warranty is doing better than my IRA!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 10.02.10 @ 6:41 am

Arggg on the builder – may he have to live in one of his houses! This type of experience is also why I had to stop watching Holmes on Holmes!!

Comment by Joan 10.02.10 @ 9:34 am

Seems to me you’d rather have other reasons to knit — but if it works, who am I to complain. In that situation, as a non-knitter, I read.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.02.10 @ 10:23 am

WE are fortunate to know the plumber quite well(he is first trumpet to my hubby’s second in the “soon to be famous band”).It’s the cable people who come and go on a regular basis.I knit so I won’t kill people. comes to mind.

Comment by Kris 10.02.10 @ 10:38 am

Ummm…in light of our conversation when you were here, you KNOW I feel your pain! Glad you got some knitting done?

Comment by Ruth 10.02.10 @ 8:21 pm

Darn those pipes. Well, if we could, like socks? But knitting cures all. I learned last weekend that I can knit on the back of the motorcycle, if I cuff up the socks so they don’t flap in the wind. I didn’t notice the cars whizzing by doing double-takes, but my husband did. Hey, it was 3 solid hours of knitting time!?!

Comment by DebbieR 10.02.10 @ 9:08 pm

Sigh. Leave it to you to spin a happy knitting tale out of lots of waiting and re-doing things that shouldn’t have had to be re-done if only…

Comment by Channon 10.03.10 @ 8:12 am

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