Let the Rehab Begin . . .

We’ve been talking about it and saving for it for years. Now we are finally starting. This Tuesday we begin our 4 -5 week (hopefully) time of living in our bedroom & eating in our office. Say goodbye to this black tiled nightmare:

With broken, badly done tile countertop:

And the undercabinet oven that doesn’t fit:

We’ve packed up our whole kitchen into boxes & bags and stuck it in our office / guest bedroom

This will now be our little kitchen. Toaster oven on the desk,

Here’s the tea cart from the dining room with dishes below & the microwave & coffee maker will go on top

The guest bathroom becomes our “dishwasher”

I think I’ll be enjoying some serious take out!

I did finally finish the crochet edging and cowl on the Weekend Knitting Cami & Cowl.

I also have almost finished David’s sweater back. I feel like I’m not going to make it with the yarn I have, so I did order more, but of course, it’s a different dye lot. It’s a bit lighter, so I’m going to use it for the ribbing for the front & arms, and for the collar.

David also requested a pair of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick slipper socks, like I made for the Studio staff. I had a bunch of left over bits, so he chose this color combo:

So tomorrow is our last day to enjoy the living room, before we shove all the furniture to the side, cover everything with plastic and move into the bedroom. It won’t be so bad, it will be like living in a dorm room. I’ll take during and after photos to see how it all turned out

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  • Penny February 22, 2010   Reply →

    good luck, there’s nothing like chopping carrots on the toilet seat! and then when it’s over, you wonder why you took so long because the new is just amazing. and you pretty quickly forget the he-doublehockeysticks that was that rehab/reno time…

  • Knitting Out Loud March 2, 2010   Reply →

    Your knitting is gorgeous, but I especially LOVE you socks!

  • dorina April 2, 2010   Reply →

    the socks and cowl are so beautiful! good luck with your renovation. we have major major moves to do also in the apartment (moving us out of one room, our teenager daughter into the room, and taking down the loft bed in the room of the youngest two, and putting in bunk beds–along with a huge decluttering!) . . but i’m waiting til summertime . . it’s just too crazy right now. can’t wait til your kitchen is done and you can put up some pics . . here’s hoping the work goes quickly.

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