Let’s start with the winners, shall we? Meg won the magazine that I offered up in my last post (I refuse to give them any additional Google Juice by linking to them because they sent a lackey to comment and try to justify the price. I didn’t say anything bad about the magazine except to note the price, but they must have felt like I had way more influence on the crafting community than I actually do). Anyway, Meg, let me know how you want me to get you your prize.
Thanks to everybody for their delightful birthday wishes. I appeciate all of you so much. Being sick on your birthday is no fun at all. I did drag my ass in to work that day, but nobody at work knew it was my birthday. One of them found out since then and we’re having lunch today. I’m feeling much better now.
Now, you wanna know about the losers? Well, it sucks really bad, but remember the Flyingdales(scroll down 2 posts) I was knitting? I bound off the shoulder stitches and picked up the sleeve stitches and tried it on last night. A week’s work wasted. It is too small. No, I didn’t swatch. You cannot possibly beat me up over this any more than I beat myself up. Soooo, when I get home tonight, I will wind it all back up into cakes and begin again. Next size up. I suppose it isn’t the end of the world. I didn’t lose anything but time, I will still get a sweater and I am a fast knitter, I just feel bad because of the pile of UFO’s that I have and want to kick myself for not figuring it out sooner.
Whether this next project is a winner or a loser, well, the jury is still out. I have had a couple of people follow up with questions after my initial posting. Remember the galvanized tank from this post? Well, here is the project in steps:
Now, the final step is to put up a privacy screen, which I have, but first a dead tree has to come down and I haven’t had the time to get out in the yard with the chainsaw. I also need to seal it because it has a couple of leaks, but other than that, it is almost ready. My very own Poor Man’s Hot Tub or Trailer Park Spa, which ever you prefer. When I explained what I was doing to Susan (who just had her baby on my birthday, you must go see him, he’s adorable!) she pointed me towards the Dutch Tub, which I had never heard of and though I use gas and not wood and mine isn’t quite as portable or as cute, it does basically the same thing, only I didn’t spend $6000. In fact, except for getting a fresh propane refill, I spent nothing so far. A friend I helped with remodeling gave it to me when she moved. I will post another photo once the privacy screen is up. Then I’ll take it for a test drive. In the summer I don’t even have to heat it. My friend gave me all the pool chems that she used. I’ll have a place to cool off after working in the garden. Speaking of gardens, have you started yours? Times a-wasting.