Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kingdom of nothing

I swear, I am in a knitting slump! I am still working on my Traveling Woman Shawl, still on chart B. I guess with everything going on around me, I just can't find the time. But when I have time to myself, I choose to veg on the couch watching TV. Sure, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I did however find time to actually read. Such a foreign concept for me...considering that I have picked up a few novels, but nothing seemed to stick. So in less than a week, I bought and thoroughly read The Wild Things by Dave Eggers. The book is based on the kid's book Where The Wild Things Are that was recently turned into a movie. I have to say, the book was an easy page turner, that kept my interest and wanting more. I highly suggest it. Now I just need to see the movie :)

On the house front, it looks like things might be working out for us. We meet with our agent tomorrow afternoon to go over another counteroffer. However, the listing agent has moved the listing from 'active' to 'pending'. So that has to be a good sign...right? Either way, I am going to start going room by room and getting things organized for a move. This weekend I plan on tackling the craft room, since it will be the easiest. The good news for any of my readers out there, is that I have a TON of acrylic yarn that needs a new home! It was given to me by a family member a few years ago. and while I have used some and given some away, I still have a ton...any takers???? Here is a picture to give you an idea of just how much yarn is up for grabs. Oh, and one more thing, who ever wants, must take it all :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another hot day

The past few weeks have been filled with hot air and humidity. One would think that this hot spell has to end at some point. Sadly, it is only going to get worse before it gets better. At least it was very pleasant over the holiday weekend, and only reached the mid to high 80's - what perfect timing!

On the house hunting front, we had seen quite a few that caught our eye. We made our first offer on a home, that didn't pan out the way we thought it should, so now we our on round 2. We did get to learn the ropes of making an offer (ie: the untold VA funding fee; closing costs; home warranties; etc) and feel pretty confident about this round. We should hopefully hear back this evening.

On the knitting front, I have been working on The Traveling Woman Shawl still. I started this just before I left for Ohio and I am almost done with my 4th repeat of chart A, then I will only have to do chart B and bind off. I am actually excited about blocking this...yeah, you heard right, excited, go figure.