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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Getting stuff done

I think it's that time of year.    I've just sprayed weeds in the garden, sprayed the fruit trees with copper and cleaned out the freezer
Ice sheets, 1.5" thick!
I'd been putting the freezer off until it occurred to me there had to be a better way than what mum and I used to do with the bucket of hot water in the bottom.   A little googling later and I had my answer.   I never use my hairdryer for hair, but it's great for drying plaster, paint and it turns out for melting ice off the walls of the freezer!    Took me 25 minutes from when it was empty to when I refilled it.

I've also finished the cushion cover thanks to Carol who made the felt for the backing and gave me the right buttons.
Love it.

and such a cute back; the buttons are non-functional.
I've also got my sock past the gusset, so now on the home stretch


Actually further along than this, and the yarn is just starting to turn orange.
I might also have cast on for a pair of knee-high colourwork socks; no photo's yet as I'm only 6 rows into the ribbing of the first one; not very interesting.

The stays are pinned to their straps, hoping to get that sewn today.

7 comments:

katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

The cushion has come up beautifully. I am the same with the hairdryer lol. I am eating down our freezer meals at the moment to get it cleaned out before the heat arrives here in about 2 months time. I like to have it all packed with homecooked meals suitable for summers so there is a couple of shelves to eat up and I will be ready to attack it with my hairdryer lol.

kristieinbc said... Best Blogger Tips

I discovered using a blow dryer to defrost the freezer several years ago. It makes the job so much easier!

Love you pillow cover! It looks like you are getting lots of knitting done!

Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

The pillow looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the new socks

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the compliment. One thing for certain, I won't put the freezer off that long in future; now that I know the trick of it there's no reason to.
I also found a few things that were a little too old to keep, so more than one reason to do it.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the compliment. One thing for certain, I won't put the freezer off that long in future; now that I know the trick of it there's no reason to.
I also found a few things that were a little too old to keep, so more than one reason to do it.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

It does, doesn't it!

Thanks for the compliment; definitely lots of knitting, and sewing and a little spinning and weaving too. I think there needs to be more hours in the day

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Val, really pleased with it. I also can't wait to see the new socks; I want to wear them already!

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