Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going to Bedfordshire

Working on two projects at the same time, Catherine must be rubbing off on me.  I’m diligently making progress on the bamboo baby sweater, which will most likely end up on my naked teddy bears and not on a child.  The progress to date:
DSC01356The completed torso – front panels, back, button holes and all
The first sleeve in progress
One more sleeve and a hood and it’s all done.  I think this may be the simple project I take with me on my trip to Disneyworld at the end of this month.  I’m concerned about knitting needle rules for airplanes, but I might just put it in my checked luggage and work on a bit at night in my hotel room.  International knitting, here I come.
AT THE SAME TIME (and this is big for me):
My first shawl attempt.  Catherine and I were supposed to start at Monday night knitting, but that has been delayed for a whole, so I started very carefully on my own, and I think I’m doing just fine.  It’s not really one of this mindless projects I can do in front of the TV, so it might be slow going. 
Trying to find a nice place to live.  That’s right team, this soon-to-be 23 year old is moving out of the house, in to her very own space with her dear and darling fuzzyhead.  We’ve seen one townhouse so far, and right now we’re looking at other options, even though we liked that first house.  We’re very high maintenance renters from what I can see – we need two bedrooms, laundry hook-up available, and oh yes, pets allowed.  And not just ‘pets’ as in a cat, I’m talking about a medium to large sized dog.  This severely limits most searching, as any place we choose must be pet friendly, AND have suitable space for dog (like a patch of grass for pooping on).  We’ve got lots of time still, we’re looking for something that will be available on April 1.  There are a few more potential places on my list, I’m waiting to hear back about the pets allowed part.
That’s all I got for now lovies,


Borscht said...

Yay to getting your own apartment! That's awesome, you guys are definitely going to love it. Hunting for the right one is a bit of a pain in the butt, though it's nice to have lots of time. Laundry is key, entirely essential in my opinion. Your shawl looks great so far, the colour is very similar to the yarn I ended up choosing from my stash! Have you got beads for it as well? I'll try to remember to take a picture of mine after class tomorrow. Tuesday I'm planning on visiting the Kingston yarn store for the first time (!) and picking up beads and an itty bitty crochet hook. Hopefully some yarn for a hat for Brent as well, as he sadly lost the other one! Glad to hear from you :)

Dan said...

I'm still leaning towards that first place. Though I like the looks and location of that other place you should me.

Dan said...

and by should I mean showed.