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When it rains, it… September 8, 2009

I’ve been on the road the past week or so, and o-BOY-o, am I ever glad to be home.

It’s funny how we get all sentimental about our very own portals, but yay, a man’s home IS their castle. And I think I’m going to hunker down for awhile.

Last week, I went up north to visit my Mom in Northern Michigan. I love seeing her and the area is just gorgeous this season. Labor Day is our family’s time for a casual reunion and we get together and go to the town parade and have a big lunch after.

This year was a little different though. Smack dab in the middle of a shower, the water went out in the house. I, with damp head and shivering limbs (it’s in the low 50’s in the mornings there and no, we don’t turn on the furnace until the nose “crisps”) was forced to investigate.

Well, I’ll admit it, I know know NOTHING about Country Living. Seems like, after about 10 guys visited us from the Church Sale across the way, the Well had run dry.

Now that in itself is not the deal breaker, but when you’re expecting over 20 people to show up for a meal, it is quite the kick in the pants. Luckily, I could go buy about 10 gallons of water to have on hand for you know, and the rest of the time folks could walk over to the Church for more “resting”.

And the most indecent part? It was a weekend AND a holiday so getting a pro to come over and have at it was just not going to happen. All is well back on path today — new well going to be drilled asap.

And again, the knitting kept me sane…


I’ve finished the entire body portion of my Mondo Cable Cardi and am well on my way to finishing the collar.

This time out, we have Cap Sleeves and a half-size neck finish. I am using half of the collar stitches to try out a band-like modification. (It uses the exact same instructions that the pattern gives but uses one-half of the number of sts given as cast-on for the collar only, for all sizes.)

7 responses to “When it rains, it… September 8, 2009”

  1. Susan says:

    I love the look of the Blackberry Ridge MOHAIR MIST, but not ever having touched it in real life, I’m wondering if it sheds like a lot of mohair yarns. Would love to know what you think, and can’t wait to see your new riff on the collar.

  2. Renee says:

    It’s never fun to run out of water, but good things there wasn’t livestock to water yet too. Our horses drink about 14 gallons of water a day each, and that’s if it’s not hot out and they aren’t working. When there’s pump problems at my inlaws with all his cattle it’s a frantic dash to get it fixed. We’ve not had a well run dry yet, just pump issues or lack of hydro and needed the generator hooked up. Hope all is good soon and they don’t have to dig too deep to find water again.
    Lovely knitting to keep you sane, your modo cable patterns are just gorgeous!!

  3. meg says:

    Good grief! Not a deep well, I guess. My brother takes some loong showers, and we never had the well go dry.

  4. patty says:

    The sweater looks very nice so far!

  5. Tracey says:

    OH my, that really sucks. Hope they get the well dug very soon. I can’t imagine being without water.

  6. Pamela says:

    Lovely knitting. Will you be publishing the Mondo Cable Cardi neck modification? I would love a shorter neck design…I get “chokey” (and for the cap sleeves?).

  7. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks! :)

    The patterns (Cardi & Pulli) include directions for the Cap Sleeves.

    Collar Mod: use half the given sts (or any even number of sts for the width you desire). Then follow the given directions on page 4, paragraph 2, substituting (Your New Stitch Count MINUS 4 sts). Attach away! :)

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