We finally decided that it was time to replace the carpeting in our house. Who would have believed the impact of such a seemingly small decision.
How Difficult Could it Be?
For those of you that have ever replaced all the carpet in their house, you will clearly understand. I never have until this week.
Seemed simple enough when we decided. I had a little extra money, and the carpet was long overdue for replacing. We go to a local place where Thaddeus knows one of the family owners, we pick out carpet, they come to the house and measure and then come to install. Easy...right?
Yeah, until I realized (or I should say Thaddeus realized all along and finally got it through my thick skull) that we'd have to be able to move anything currently on the existing carpet. These past two weekends were all about going through all our cabinets, closets, bookcases, dressers, armoires, shoe racks...etc., etc. and clearing them so that either the furniture could be moved around more easily or what was normally stored on the floor wasn't on the floor. We threw out and gave away a ton of crap that we have collected over the last 19 years.
What a mess...it would have been easier to move to a new house.
Suffice it to say, I didn't feel like adding more complications into my life, so I opted to put the Ichida lace away for the weekend and focus on something a lot more simple. I ended up felting the two bucket hats I made a few weeks ago, and also started work on a new one in bright red.
You'll note I also felted a few little yarn bowls. These will go up for sale with all the scarves and felted bucket hats whenever I get around to it.
KM writes, "Is there a Niebling book coming?"
There have been a number of groups trying to get Burda or someone to re-publish Niebling's works. If anyone is interested, I'd highly recommend joining the HerbertNiebling Yahoo Group. There's tons of information on what they've been working on to get him re-published as well as information on finding his work.