This week is a week of endings and beginnings for us. Ending a long and enjoyable stay in the little house on the corner- and beginning what will hopefully be another long and enjoyable stay in the bigger house out in the village. It's not really that far out- we're still considered a part of Portland (even though it doesn't say it in the address), but it is farther out than we are now. And bigger. We are really excited about this house. The landlords seem to be just great, and the house has all the wee little details I wanted and thought I would have to do without. Even some that I really like and wasn't thinking about.... ;-)
It is so very nice to know where we are going! The stress is just lifted. No, we aren't actually there yet, but the moving part is not that stressful for us- we've done it before....:-)
In the meantime, I've been trying to knit- but when it takes me 2 days to work one little heel flap, you know it's not been the highest on my priority list!
This is mainly what I've done in the last 2-3 weeks. 2 very wee little socks, and I'm not even half done.
Okay, yes, I did write out an extremely complicated pattern and one not so complicated(you'll get to see it later, I promise)- but knitting has been slowed way way down.
I am liking these socks. It is a "mystery" pattern, where the pattern is released one part at a time. I've kept up alright so far, but am really getting slowed down now. I need to finish the heel and work the foot. My guess is, it'll take me another 2-3 weeks. There's a lot of twisted sts and ribbing- which I'm not especially fond of doing (probably b/c it slows me down), but I am liking how it looks.
Now, I'm off to clean and pack!! We've got people coming tomorrow evening to get us moved out the new place, so I've got a lot to finish up. Knitting will have to wait once again.
And lo, such a thing exists
4 days ago