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Sunday, October 21, 2012

New "stuff"

 I've been working on a Craftsy class on doing beaded knitting for some time now. I'd already made one shawl from the class, and today I finished blocking the second/last one. This one is actually from a pattern I used in my very first Craftsy class, but the beads were added along the edging. I've pretty pleased with how it turned out, though I see that some of my points are turned under in the photo. Oops.

The beads are clear, with black centers, so they aren't very evident; they're more of an "effect", if you know what I mean.

That was the fun update. The not-so-fun update is that our refrigerator was becoming more and more unreliable over the course of the past few months. We'd had the compressor replaced, but we still experienced short periods where neither the freezer compartment nor the refrigerator seemed to be "on". A good clue was the mini "stalactites" I'd find hanging in the freezer every day or two.

Friday it happened again. While the cooling eventually turned itself back on, we'd had enough, so off we went to do some major shopping. I'm happy to report that our new refrigerator was delivered and installed yesterday afternoon! In addition, I finally have the bottom freezer I've wanted for so long. :) That puts the refrigerator at eye level and increases efficiency, since cold air falls. Now all we have to do is convince Bisou that the new appliance isn't some sort of scary monster! LOL!


  1. Your shawl is lovely!
    That's the kind of refrigerator I want, but have to wait for the current one to have problems. So far its ticking along just fine.

    1. I foresee a long, happy life for this refrigerator, Susan. :) DH likes it, too. Thanks for the comment about the shawl. :)

  2. The shawl turned out great! Love those little beads in there. I bought my first craftsy class not long ago - need to get moving on actually doing it now! Hope the refrigerator works for a really long time! Appliance shopping is not the most fun kind of shopping.


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