Monday, June 3, 2013
Spinning my wheel...
As you can see, my spinning wheel survived the fire. One of the contractors was kind enough to give me a mild cleaner and towels so that I could clean it myself, which I did this afternoon. I need to order some oil and then I will be able to give it a whorl.
In the mean time, we are this close to being in a lovely apartment. We toured the facility on Friday and really liked what we saw. The unit is being cleaned today and we will be able to see that tonight or tomorrow. Then, according to my housing angel at the insurance company, all we need to do is sign the contracts and we are good to go. Our hosts have been wonderful but we are really anxious to be in our own space and to bring Jack home (he is driving his hosts crazy).
The adjuster tasked with valuing my yarn came on Saturday. He is writing off the whole stash. Just watching him inventory my stash was so sad that I had to leave the house (breathing wise I am not supposed to be there anyway). The good news is that he and the cleaners think that my napping projects might be salvageable. Almost all of them are in sealed ziplock bags. There are at least two Koigu projects in there. Since that is the commercial yarn that it hurts the most to lose, I would be grateful to have a couple of things to work on while I think about how I want to handle my yarn buying from here on out.
Knitting time has been slim. Hubby's completed sock came through it's cleaning good enough (just a bit fuzzy) so I feel comfortable working on the second one. My black Simple Joys Shawl is only slightly smelly. I was already two thirds of the way into the seed stitch edge so I decided to go ahead and cast off. At that point I can soak and wash it. That has worked pretty well so far. The Ridgely was in a ziplock at the bottom of a tote that was right by an open window. The bag was sooty but the Ridgely looks and smells undamaged. I have put that into a new bag and will start working on it again as soon as my brain feels less fried.