It’s been a while. Again.
Hello! How have you been? Have you missed me? I have missed me. This year has been flying by, with all kinds of craziness popping up on all sides. Early this year, my husband came home from work, sat down tiredly yet determinedly in his chair, and told me that he is done renovating. He has put a lot of work into our house, which is really what has made it a home. But he works long shifts away from home, and wants to spend his days off with us, not having to do more work. I respect that. So we decided to move. A month later, our house was sold, a new house found, and the nightmare… I mean blessing… of moving had started. Thankfully, my husband holds the clutter in check. If it were up to me, there would be a LOT more stuff to sort through and get rid of than there is. We are in the final stretch now. 2 weeks from today we will say a tearful goodbye to the house where my babies grew out of diapers. Where they learned to ride bikes. Where they learned to play hockey, started school, learned to read, and left a lot of Lego scattered around in every corner. Two weeks from today we will say hello to the house where they will, God willing, do homework, play hockey, scatter Lego in every corner. They will learn to drive. They will go on dates. They will grow up, move out and bring their families to visit. Because I am never. ever. ever. moving again.
While all of this has been going on, I have had less time to knit than usual, but the sweater lessons have been ongoing. I have almost finished the Murcott sweater. Well, it’s finished. But the sleeves are not flattering. Not at all. The oversized sleeves are not meant for me at all. When I feel up to it again, I will be removing the sleeves and reknitting them much smaller.
I did finish a Jacqueline sweater. (link to my project page with bad pictures.) I didn’t have enough yarn to make the big collar, which is what I loved about the pattern to begin with, but I don’t mind. I love it. Love love. The style is perfect on me. I keep promising good pictures, but with no one around to take them, that hasn’t happened. This weekend I will be at Tesia’s house for Madrona, and will have pictures taken then.
Finally, I am alonging the Owls sweater with my friend Dawn. We are using a yarn that claims to be bulky, but isn’t, so we are both knitting larger sizes at tighter gauge to make it work. I have one and a half sleeves done, and hope to get a lot more done this weekend. Pictures when that happens.
Anyway, that is all my news. I have missed you. :)