Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This 'n' That

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I sat down to the blog. I have no excuse, other than it still hurts to type (and knit! Arrggghh!) and there hasn't been much to report. Scratch that---there hasn't been that much good news to report. I did get my hand x-rayed, and it's not broken. That is good news, but it still hurts like the dickens if I try and use that hand. Oh, well. My back is doing better, so I haven't called my neurosurgeon. My new philosophy is that if I ignore stuff for long enough, it will either get better and I won't ever have to deal with it, or get worse and I'll be forced to deal with it. There has also been a noticeable lack of knitting here in Britknitterville, but that's starting to get better. In light of what others around me are going through, this is small potatoes.

Anyway, I went to an antique show last weekend, and found this baby:

It's a folding drying rack! There were a couple of dowels missing, along with the little clippy things that keep the dowels from falling out, so I went to the handy-dandy hardware store and found some replacement dowels. The little clippy things were harder to find, so I bought rubber grommets instead. They are the black things in this picture:

They fit perfectly, but kept sliding off with the weight of dowels when they were in the "resting" position. What to do??? Hey, dad loves a project!!! He flattened out some lock washers and cut a piece out of them so he could wrap them around the dowels and clamp down and get a good bite on the wood. Perfect! He's my hero!
Look at my "new" drying rack! I'm so happy with it! Can't you just see skeins of handspun, or hand knit socks or something hanging from the dowels?

I've been trying to get some good pictures of the dogs' noses for tomorrow's Dogs on Thursday post, but haven't gotten very much cooperation so far. I'm going to try again now. Wish me luck!


Steph said...

Hope your hand gets better soon! I am honored that your hand hurts, yet you stop in at my blog & make such nice comments! Should have known you were nice, seeing as you are friends with Kris! Feel better!!!

wildflower38 said...

Cool! I never find anything when I go antiquing.

btw I nominaated you for a Bob on Rav.

Channon said...

What a neat find! I hope your hand feels better soon. Is that why there's not much knit happening?

Criquette said...

Ooooh, I am lusting after that fab drying rack!