Under the heading of “It seemed like a good idea at the time”, I present my kitchen:


It started innocently enough, as these things often do. We came into a little extra money and Home Depot had Corian countertops on sale. So we ordered a new countertop with an integrated sink – to be installed Tuesday. By tomorrow Bill has to have all the old countertops uninstalled (i.e. – torn out!). And, of course, the new countertop would make the 20-year old wallpaper look a little shabby, to say nothing of the fact that taking off the old backsplashes pretty much destroyed the wallpaper on those walls. So far, I think we can hold it at that. Anything else that looks shabby is just going to have to suck it up and deal with it! I’ve got the new wallpaper all picked out – just hold your collective breath that when I go in to order it that it’s not discontinued or backordered or whatnot. And that what I’ve got picked out actually goes well with the countertop. On the advice of the contractor, I’m waiting to order the wallpaper until I can compare it to the actual countertop. As it is, I will be frantically wallpapering mid December.

It’s a good thing we have indoor projects because this is our outdoors:


So far about an inch with 4-8 inches predicted. This is unusual for us! We will go years with no snow at all or just a dusting that melts in a few hours. But we have nowhere to go – I even have tomorrow off! As soon as Allen gets home (he went out on his bike before all this started), I’ll relax and enjoy it. Hopefully he’ll show up soon or give us a call to come pick him up in the truck. No sooner said – he just called and asked if we could come pick him up as soon as his boss says he can go. So, I won’t have to worry that he’s out in this.

Not much knitting to show at this point. I have one sock finished for my secret pal, but will wait until the pair is done to post a picture. I had planned to work on Izzy’s Christmas sweater today, but got sidetracked by the kitchen. I’ll probably work on that tomorrow while trying to stay out of Bill’s way while he deconstructs the kitchen!

However, I will leave you with a little teaser – one wee armhole:


12 thoughts on “

  1. Have fun wallpapering! It will look good when done.
    We didn’t get any snow here, though it was snowing a few miles up the road this morning, and it was snowing like crazy in north Seattle this afternoon when we were up there visiting the kids.

  2. It’s a bit of a pain while things are being ripped out and re-done, but it will look great in the end. The snowy photo looks wonderful, especially to me, in my tropical heat and rain weather.

  3. Very cute wee armhole, can’t wait to see the whole thing.

    Isn’t the snow fun, only because it doesn’t happen here very often. It will be fun to wake up in the morning and see how much snow has fallen, or if it has rained and it’s all gone.

    Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen.

  4. What a cute sweater, love Can’t wait to see the whole thing! Now that Allen is accounted for enjoy that beautiful snow while you’re knitting cozily!

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