Spun Yarn 109
This November has been designated 'tackle the bathroom' month. For the last 11 years, the shower has been in the
very old, irreparably stained and chipped bath tucked under the eaves. I can just stand up under it but, for
taller folks, it has been something of a challenge!
After much deliberation, a plan was hatched to annex a few feet of under-used space from the next door bedroom, so that a full height shower could be slotted in away from the eaves; all this in a house with only one toilet!
The logistics of the plan are being handled by John -- rather him than me! The first easy step was to remove the
cosmetic click-and-stick flooring which I had laid years ago to disguise something nasty lurking underneath. This
revealed stick on tiles. Underneath that was a chipboard subfloor. After this, we came to rough-hewn planks of
no particular elegance but, thankfully, nothing more sinister. All this removing has been done thus far with the
bath and toilet (we really do need it!) left in place and a, more or less, functional (if a little open) plan.
The end wall framing has been removed and a future wall framed out.
I had to head to the mainland and find a shower, floor tiles, and other things. Of course,
with items of this size and quantity, a shipment to Tancook Island is not your 'normal' delivery!
The local building supply merchant in Chester will, with a mere wave of a credit card over the telephone, helpfully deliver to the ferry dock.
Then, on the next possible sailing, a pallet-load of supplies will arrive. After this, you just have to find
a vehicle large enough to convey the supplies out to the house. John booked a ferry crossing for himself and the van.
All of the items were successfully delivered from Dartmouth to my home on Big Tancook!
We are so grateful to the friends and neighbours who have been helping us throughout the home renovation process.
And now I must dash -- I'm being recalled to the job site to thread wires and pull on things!
You'll cast-on from the centre, then might want to keep knitting forever!
This very soothing doubleknit project has none of the normal hurry-up-to-finish pressure. It's just something lovely to knit on, whenever you need it. Allow a full pregnancy if it is for a baby!
This pattern may be worked full size for blanket or partway only for a chairpad or placemat. Instructions are included for both sizes.
My accompanying eight-part Tutorial, in which all of the techniques are demonstrated in detail, is half-price this week, as well!
The Sunburst DK Blanket is half-price ($3.75)
until November 23 at LucyNeatby.com and Ravelry. (The accompanying Tutorial is half-price at LucyNeatby.com only)
Check back weekly for our half-price patterns!
How about giving your knitting friends a class with me in their own homes? Don't miss our November DVD sale:
Our DVDs are ALL half-price! For $15CAD plus shipping (and tax, where applicable), you can own any of the "Learn With Lucy" instructional DVDs. Visit the DVDs page to order yours now! Additionally, we are offering even deeper discounts on DVDs through the end of November: any second DVD you order will cost $10CAD, and any additional DVD will be another $5. This special can be found on our clearance page--please specify your chosen titles and your mailing address when placing your order.
These in-depth and wide-ranging titles will have you knitting like a pro in no time!!
The Big Rip and
Fixing a Pulled Thread
feature two of my centre-out doubleknit blankets, while the
Hurricane Hat I-cord Start and Rnds 2 and 3
Hurricane Hat - Making Double Increases
will walk you through some of the techniques I use when knitting the Hurricane Hats!
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