Monday, August 10, 2015

Cut it out

Ugh, machinery. I am so over it. The machine winder is only working sporadically, and right now not at all, argh, and all I can think about is all the stuff I want to sew. I remember now why I found this so rewarding.

All cut out and nowhere to go. The doctor will have a look at it one of these days. Right now, he is shoulder-deep in the guts of the car, which, while hurtling along at 65 mph last week suddenly issued forth a hideous crunching sound from inside its belly followed by some sputtering, followed by its engine ceasing to be an engine anymore. At the wheel, the boy had a hair-raising quarter mile of coasting off the highway, down the exit ramp, and into a parking lot. It's such a sinking feeling, isn't it, to see your car on the flatbed of a tow truck? And now its innards are strewn all over the garage and fingers are crossed. Hey, let's knit!

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  1. Machines? Who needs them. Two sticks and a piece of a string bring endless hours of joy!!! Here's wishing u a better week.... x

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  2. Doesn't sound like a good time here's hoping you have a better week. Knitting sounds good!

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  3. Bummer on the car and sewing machine. Why does everything have to let go at once? The pretty fabric squares will wait patiently. Good thing you are a multi-talented crafter, and have something else to fall back on. Knitting is good.

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  4. Ouch, that really stinks, all at the same time! Our machines tend to break down all at once, too. So glad no one was hurt when the car died. Good luck on getting things fixed and enjoy your knitting :-)

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  5. I think that is a WINDERFUL alternatuve until things can get fixed 👍

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  6. Oh Kristen, how terrifying for your boy. It's got to be encouraging to have the doctor around to help sort out the auto innards' needs.

    Your sewing enthusiasm will stay strong. You are a wise lady, and a very generous blogger to share this stuff way beyond knitting and sewing with the rest of us.

    xo to you and yours.

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    1. I guess the boy must really be as good a driver as he thinks he is! Whew. :D

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  7. I didn't realize The Doctor was an electrical/mechanical doctor, too! That can be a good thing and a bad thing, depending on how much of a hurry you are in! My Dad could fix almost anything "when he got around to it." Which often wasn't soon enough in the rest of the family's opinion!

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    1. Yes, he's a very good handyman--it's pretty hard to stump him. :)

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