Friday, March 21, 2008

Top Down Raglan Progress and GAP suggestion!

This pattern is so easy and relaxing - I'm done with the body of the sweater and put the neck band on last night - it's time to pick up and knit sleeves! I'm being hopeful, I know, but I think I'll have this done in a week or so! - Things have been busy around the house- we are doing some fun spring cleaning - washing the eaves of the house, repainting things - scrubbing stuff... all that takes away from my knitting time... but it's necessary and rewarding...

Other good news for those of you following along - the other driver's insurance company accepted responsibility for the car accident I was in a few weeks ago - and decided that despite having sent me a letter on the 11th that my car was totaled, that it is actually not totaled! (I'm glad for this; it means I don't have to try to get a new car.... and it means that I get to get my car back and I don't lose the investment I have in all the money I have put into the car...

Car accidents are icky and I hope everyone will take a few minutes to just double check their policies - if you don't own or lease your car (and really, even if you lease) make sure you have proper GAP insurance to cover the amount of money you owe on your car vs. the "real" or "cash" value that an insurance company may pay if you are in an accident. If my car was in fact totaled, I would have ended up "upside down" a few thousand dollars - and from what I have researched, that cost remains my responsibility, regardless of fault - (of course, if I had to, I'd fight that in court; but who needs another battle!)

That being said, check it out - once I get my car back from the shop in a few weeks, I am most certainly going to add GAP protection to my policy!

OH! one other knitting related bit - I bought some Kauni Multi Effekt Yarn online (Shade EP)- it's a beautiful color changing (sloooooow) yarn that is amazing - you can see what the yarn looks like knitted up in a different colorway here - scroll down a bit till you see the rainbow looking sweater - NICE! - I bought a fallish colored version of this on Ebay - (from England) and can't wait to see it arrive - I won't be starting it for a while, but just knowing it's on its way makes me smile! I am up for the challenge of making the sweater but have to think also about how I want to do it - it'll be a lengthy project for me....

Have a great weekend, everyone!

2 comments:

Kenny said...

Why is everyone having car accidents lately. have you seen mine on my blog!!!!

glad you're ok.

Judy G. said...

That yarn looks pretty interesting. What are you planning to do with it?

Having not had a car crash for ever so long (at least a couple of years) I feel somewhat smug. Watch- now I'll drive to work tomorrow and have a fender-bender. Glad your car's not totalled, though.