Saturday's highlight was when I fixed our leaky kitchen sink Saturday morning, all by myself (my friend Shannon was skeptical but I assured her my completely-not-handy husband wasn't even in the house).
It turned out the sink sprayer was leaking at pretty much every connection point. So I took it apart, replaced a few gaskets, taped the screw threads with Teflon plumber's tape and put it back together. And it actually worked! (for now).
I never would have thought I could have done it myself, were it not for this book. And thank goodness I saw this in the library, because how stupid would I have felt calling the plumber for this quick fix? The hardest part was finding the right size gaskets. I am never returning Lynda Lyday to the library (sorry, Carole!) Everyone should have this book. I guess you could make the argument that that's why I should return it to the library. Rats.
Sunday's highlight was the Knitting Olympics Closing Ceremonies Party at Cara's in-laws' house. Here's Wendy modeling her then-almost, now-finished sweater (I was too slow with my camera to get a picture of her with it stuck over her head).
Team MIT completed a relay blanket during their lunch hours, which they intend to donate to Afghans for Afghans.
Christine was in the final stages of her daughter's poncho:
Julia completed not only a gorgeous, beaded shawl but also a mitten a day for the Dulaan Project:
Cara modeled her bag o' Jaywalkers and her pirate mittens.
And a great time was had by all!
I'm just sorry I didn't get a picture of all the great projects out there and the colossal achievements made by our knitting brethren to get their Olympic work done in time. Good work, Team Boston!
Meanwhile, while a deep freeze settled over the land
inside, orchids bloomed.