NEW COAT OF PAINT

Many of you may have noticed that my blog has been under construction lately. Chris decided that it was time to move Elephant Soap over to Wordpress. So now I’ve got a new coat of paint and therefore should be ready for bloggin’. I’ve been in a bit of a blog lull these last few weeks. Part of it is due to laziness, but I’ve also been knitting like a mad woman. Once I get started I really don’t want to put it down. This also means that I have precious must-read-now books sitting around the house gathering dust. I’d like to get some things knitted for birthday gifts and such so I’ve been in hyperknit mode. I’m very excited about the scarf I’m working on. I made one before, but it didn’t turn out as nice as this one. The textures of the first scarf are all wrong. These scarves are going to be all the rage this season. I’ll post picks soon. They’re a great project for learning to knit in the round. Trust me, you’ll get plenty of practice at it.

It’s also a good thing I’m in obsessive knit mode because our only working car has decided to stop working. Chris took it to the dealership on Thursday and they kept it until Friday. They still didn’t figure out the initial problem, but did manage to give us a list of things that need to be replaced. For a small of fee of $1000 they would replace all these things. Lucky for us Chris’s brother is a mechanic. We spent $60 in parts and probably $20 on pizza for the family. That’s a huge savings. We still had to pay the dealership $100 for the diagnostic even though Chris was the one that found the electrical problem that they couldn’t reproduce. I think Chris should have gotten half of that fee.