It’s a Conspiracy

This time last week, I was listening to the sounds of rain drip through my ceiling and window ledge in my bedroom and through my window ledge at my wall of windows in the living room.  Because of the heavy rains and my management company not maintaining properly the building’s facade, my apt leaked … again.  At least this time the water damage was less than the first time this happened. 

That said, I have no WIP this week.  Whomp, Whomp.  😦 Between the leak, moving and tossing ruined furniture — my antique wing chair covered in shantung silk 😦  –, having the apt redone, then all the cleaning, dusting, mopping and putting things back, I’m pooped.  I picked up my needles during the construction after the leak to work on the petal edged scarf only to find that almost at the end of the first skein, there was a giant knot in the yarn that I couldn’t hide despite all my acrobatic moving/hiding/tucking.  That was a big ughhhhhh :roll:, that made me decide to do the pattern in a different weight yarn.  I’m just about finished the second repeat so I didn’t bother to take pics since those would have been the same as last week just in a different yarn. 

It seems like for every week I participate in WIP Wednesday, the following week there’s some catastrophe or illness or craziness at work that prevents me from doing it the next week.  I think there’s some kinda conspiracy to stop me from knitting but I will prevail!!!!!!  😀 😀 😀

Seriously though, I know life can get in the way sometimes; that makes me all the more appreciative of being able to knit.  Knitting has become the thing I do to calm some of life’s storms.

Viva la knitting!!!!!!!! 😛  If you’ve popped in here today, sorry … nothing to see here … but there’s loads over at Tami’s.  Go visit … what are you waiting for?

10 thoughts on “It’s a Conspiracy

  1. Pearlin September 15, 2011 / 3:01 am

    Sorry about the leaks.Can be quite frustrating.Hope everything is fine by now. 🙂

    • Nicky September 18, 2011 / 6:07 pm

      It’s fine now. I can actually get some knitting done now!!!!!! 😀

  2. Denise September 14, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I can commiserate with leaks and poor management companies. I once had a ceiling fall on my head due to leaking.

    Hopefully, things will get better soon.

    • Nicky September 18, 2011 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks D. I’m sorry that you had that experience. I never get management companies like these — these properties are investments. There’s not one thing wrong with maintaining them properly.

      The damage has been fixed inside the apt; now I have to send a letter for them to reimburse the cost of my wing chair. Aye vey!!!

  3. autumngeisha September 14, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I hope that you get lots of knitting time in to make up for the leaky apartment and messy cleanup. Looking forward to seeing your scarf in its new reincarnation! I also use the spit splice or Russian join when those dratted knots show up in the yarn ball. There are some helpful how-to videos on YouTube for both techniques.

    • Nicky September 14, 2011 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks Autumn. I’m working on it this weekend and already working on a new project that I’ll be done in the next few days. I cast on the new one so I could finish something … anything.

      Thanks for the Russian join tip. I’ll definitely bookmark those vids on Youtube.

  4. Janet September 14, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    So sorry that the water leaks caused such trouble. I agree that it’s often the knitting that keeps me calm. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

    • Nicky September 14, 2011 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks — I’m happy to have rain but the leaking … no ma’am. 🙂

      You’re more than welcome … I enjoyed you WIP contribution.

  5. woolythymes September 14, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    what a bummer about the water leaks. nothing knitting can do to help out there. 😦
    did you frog your blue petal scarf??? it was coming along so nicely–sometimes when I find those GGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR knots, I’ll untie them, if the yarn is wool, do a yucky spit splice, and keep going. (If the yarn won’t felt, I’ll cut the knot out–and then hold the two ends together and knit along a few stitches with both strands of yarn–amazingly, this is almost invisible in garter stitch when you knit over them in the next row. At least it’s something to try–if it doesn’t work, you haven’t lost anything but maybe a half hour of knitting! If it works, you’ve saved a whole project!!! 🙂

    • Nicky September 14, 2011 / 4:43 pm

      Yes ma’am … totally frogged it. I was mad … stupidly so. I think it was frustration from the leaks (some of my yarn babies had gotten wet and I had to dump my favourite chair).

      I’m printing your suggestion off and adding it to my knitting notebook since I’m sure I’ll meet the dratted knot again.

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