About Patti_is_knittinginflashes

Living and crafting between the hot flashes

I fixed this and that

Mr. Aitch’s leaf blower/vacuum fell over in the garage earlier this year.  He didn’t realize it at the time but the knob handle cracked.  Later when I was vacuuming some leaves and after laying the blower on the ground, I grabbed the handle to pick it up and the knob section came off in my hand.

I tried to glue it but that didn’t work.

I thought about Sugru ( which looks awesome) but I didn’t want any flexibility on the handle.

Enter Oatey Fix-it Stick™ Epoxy Putty*.

When the outer light grey material mixes with the darker grey core, it is pliable for about 5-10  minutes before it begins to harden.

I cut off about an inch and mixed it together in my hands (wearing disposable gloves) until it was a uniform color.  Then I set the knob handle back in place and squished the soft putty around the broken sections bonding the two pieces together.

Voila!  The Fix-it Stick™ hardens quickly and securely. It repairs leaks, holes or cracks in a wide range of materials. It is lightweight and is as strong as (if not stronger) than the original!Fix#2… We have an original Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Pot™ from the1980s.  It still works great, however……the handle cracked 20-some years ago.

I never replaced the pitcher but continued to use it with the tea maker.  It worked but we just couldn’t hold it by the handle so we just transferred the iced tea to a different pitcher.

Oatey Fix-it Stick™ to the rescue again.

This does not come in contact with any food or drink and works perfectly for this type of repair. Though not necessary I still transfer my iced tea to another pitcher that isn’t as tall and fits in our refrigerator better.

*I am not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Oatey. I received no compensation for this product.  I use it, like it and thought you might as well.

 

 

Two years ago…

…I made this top.  It was too large and knew it would end up on the Island of Misfit Knitting.

So I ripped it apart and chose a different pattern: Drops Design Sunny Day Top #170/32.  It’s been almost finished for over a year.  What was the problem?

I had to weave in the ends.

The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight.  I used almost all eight balls.  I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch.  Alas, that was not the case.

Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.

And now I can call it FINISHED!

I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.

Have you finished anything lately?

 

Cliff Walk revisited

The leg and heel turn are done and I’m part way up/down the foot of the Cliff Walk socks.

I’m loving the colors of this hand-painted yarn.

This close-up of the stockinette stitch on the bottom of the heel and foot shows the range of colors created.  No color pooling as I randomly applied the dyes.

Have a great weekend!

Ban me

Ravelry has become completely unraveled.

I am a white, conservative, Roman Catholic, heterosexual, female over the age of 60 who supports our country and President Trump.  According to the powers that be at Ravelry, that makes me a “white supremacist.”  I personally don’t care what color your skin is, your ethnicity, your religious or political views, age, sex or sexual orientation.  Maybe that makes me a bad person but I care more about being respectful and compassionate towards others than about how someone looks.

You may not agree with my politics and I may not agree with yours.  But this country has become divided and hateful because some have different opinions.  Everyone is offended by something so should we ban anything if it offends someone?

Ravelry took something nice for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts to share knowledge and patterns and turned it into their own political agenda platform replete with censorship.  If they want to be all inclusive and non-political, they should ban anyone who politicizes “in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.”  Click here to read their policy.

I view Ravelry’s stance and ban of supporters of this President as un-American, offensive and divisive.

Shame on you Jessica, Casey, Mary-Heather, Sarah and Christina.

Goodbye, Ravelry.