Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hats Off to a New Refrigerator

Today our new energy-efficient refrigerator was delivered and our 21 year old energy sucker was hauled away. This new model has a light in the refrigerator and in the freezer! The light in our old refrigerator stopped working (and the problem was not the bulb!) about 5 years ago and I had forgotten how bright a refrigerator can be. The light in the freezer is a nice bonus. So here are 2 photos of our new appliance.

The title of this entry is Hats Off to a New Refrigerator, because the new refrigerator is not the most exciting new thing in our house, at least to me. My new hand-knit hat is!
If this hat looks vaguely familiar it is because it is a replica of the hats that Team USA wore in the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. While watching that ceremony, I thought the hats were fun and cute. On Saturday morning I looked on Ravelry (a knitting community website) and sure enough a woman had charted out the pattern for this hat and it was a free pattern. So off I went to one of my local yarn stores and bought some red, white and blue yarn. I cast on in the mid-afternoon and completed the hat (tassels and all) on Monday night! The pattern included a couple of new techniques for me so it was a good mental challenge. I love the hat and will wear it proudly.

This afternoon Sally and I went to the Memorial Art Gallery to see the Kimono exhibit and it was interesting and beautiful. There were about 100 kimonos on display, and each one was a piece of art in its own right. Kimonos for men, women and children were featured and we enjoyed reading about each one. It was a good field trip.

Stayed tuned to this blog because tomorrow we get our long-awaited living room furniture delivered! I'll post pics here.

Hope all is well.


jdgrivetti said...

Love the hat!
And you are going to love the frig. Having the freezer on the bottom is the best!

Tucker said...

fridge looks kinda empty mom, are you trying to starve dad?