Thursday, June 26, 2008

The day of being overwhelmed...

Today was a day with a list a mile long - I did finish most of it before getting overwhelmed. All of the change and moving and maybe not moving got to me today. So what to do... I started the Naive Sock from SpillyJane - I thought it would be a really great pattern with some yarn that I bought from MudCreek. Much to my surprise, the yarn is self striping - it is a pleasure to knit with and I love how its turning out.

However, I really didn't need another project on the needles, since I am still trying to finish my Reverse Psockology socks. Yesterday, I had a little panic because I thought I lost the finished sock - and socks this tall take time... Thankfully, it revealed itself this morning!

However, since I could not find the finished sock yesterday, I took my sweater sleeves to staff knitting and got a couple inches added on. Its hard to find the patience when I knit two at once. It just seems like it should go faster. I do love how the possum/merino feels - I know this sweater will get a lot of wear this winter. And mr.sunneshine is thrilled, since he gave me the yarn.

I spent a bit of time on the deck today. Its so peaceful and the flowers and veggies make me smile. The bike is out being cleaned.
Mr.sunneshine and I are hoping to move in mid-July. We have found a wonderful house that is perfect for us. We have been jumping through hoops to make it ours. Up until yesterday, there were no hitches - we got through all the inspections and negotiations easily. Now the appraiser will not value the house at what we are purchasing it at. And to be honest, we are not sure why. There will be another appraisal before July 1st, so we are crossing our fingers and hoping for better results... Especially, since we have started packing and organizing to move and our house looks mostly like the last photo. Thank goodness, knitting is so centering and
relaxing! One more good thing, we have not yet packed up the kitchen, so I am off to make a chilled tortilla soup!
Happy Summer and Happy Knitting!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Slow progress...

There have been a lot of small projects around here - soap sacks with matching wash cloths and baby hats - all of which were gifted and not too exciting, so not photographed.

The soap sacks were inspired by The Seven Deadly Spins club. I put off this project, thinking it would be tedious. Instead, it was blast! And the yarn was so soft!!

The bottom picture is the beginning of the sleeves for the Lucky wrap sweater from SnB Nation. Since we are moving and things are crazy - of course, I start a sweater! It is made out of the super soft and luscious possum merino blend that mr.sunneshine gave me for Christmas last year. I hope to have it finished by October!

Happy KNitting!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The art piece

While there has been knitting, there has not been blogging. And I expect it will be a bit, till the blogging gets back on track. Mr.sunneshine and I found a house that we love, and are now jumping through all the hoops to make it our own. July 10th is the scheduled closing. If you could please send us some good closing energy - we would appreciate it.

Until then, here is my piece that I made for the art show at work. It is called "Socks for Dobbie; Knitting to End Enslavement". It is a wooden box that came with some tequilla that we purchased, paper mache on the inside, found objects, beads, and little mini knit socks. The meaning of the piece has a lot to do with my new job - which I still love - and the women who I work with... Sorry the photo is not great - since it is going in a public space and I did not want anyone to touch the inside, there is a plexiglass front.

Soon, I will show off the knitting. I started a sweater last week, before we found the house. I am sure I will be thrilled if it is finished before November now... Oh, Well...
Happy KNitting!!