Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moving to Maine... Maybe we found a house?

Moving. Just that word makes me cringe. When we moved into our current house years ago I broke a toe and my feet were so swollen it looked like I had a wee bit of elephantitis. Oh and the purple was a lovely shade that lasted a few days.

This move will hopefully be better since we will have my husband's company doing some of the organising. I think? Oi. Full of anxiety at the moment. One big stress has been finding a house up there. G has already gone on one house hunting trip and I didn't like anything he'd seen. I've been looking through craigslist and online sites so I could get some homes together for him to view. I put up a craigslist ad with what we were looking for, hopeful that maybe the perfect home is looking for us.
Well! Sometimes good things do happen. *knock on wood* because I got an e-mail from a really nice lady with a gorgeous old house. Its huge! More house than we were looking for, but it was built in 1918 and I LOVE older homes. The clawfoot bathtub, cool stairway and lovely wood floors drew me in, and the niceness of the landlords made me covet. So yeah. Hopefully this is the one! With a home finally secured all I would have to worry about packing and finding out what sort of moving package we get.
I'm going to miss North Carolina, even Mocksville, so much. I didn't think I'd be sad to leave, yet I truly am. The south is a lovely place. But New England is a new adventure, and I'm excited for the future.

Okay, enough moving rambling. I'm still knitting socks like crazy. I'm currently working on a pair of Honey Badger socks. They're a cuff down super easy pattern that has a cool look (and an awesome name.) They've been really fast so far. This is the best picture of the yarn colour, isn't it lovely?
I've since turned the heel and am working on the foot now. It's just some decreases paired with a YO every half dozen rows or so, combined with a lot of knit stitch. Very good TV knit.

Okay, back to the gym for me soon. I've been meeting friends for the weekly abs class, then complaining about it for days afterwards. Oh and still with the bodypump classes. 32 pounds lost so far! I'll be a volunteer firefighter yet.

What has everyone else been working on?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sock a Long

Hello all! Have you heard about the #sockalong on twitter?

Oh my, where is my head? Basically you can knit anything you want, but most of the time we're knitting socks and using the hashtag (a way to create a central search option so all can chat back and forth with ease.)
#sockalong and showing pictures, grumbling, sharing victories and yarn squees. Anything goes really. Meet some new knitting friends and share your nightly progress. We love looking at knitting!

I'm still working away on a pair of Cubist Socks (Cookie A pattern that is fun so far.) The intended recipient ended up letting me know she doesn't actually care for hand knit socks, which gives me a fabulous excuse to knit her some mittens instead. I LOVE the colour of this yarn, which isn't showing up very well in my pictures. It's called Knitpicks Tonal in Blue Yonder. Vibrant aqua blues with a short repeat. It's such a happy colour!

The pattern is great so far, (check the edit tab on Ravelry for the download link) but take note of where it says there isn't much give to the pattern. I recommend knitting the cuff with the next size up needle, in the very least.

Slow going. I was on a roll, thinking these were going to be the fastest pair of socks I've ever knit.... and then I haven't worked on them in nearly a week. Eep!

Hope to see you on twitter! You can find me at the gnomenapper twitter handle. :)