Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Moving right along

This week is the big house move. It is just up the road, but there is still alot to do. This place is a mess. They have packed alot of the boxes and moved them, but the furniture is still here. I think they will move that tomorrow, and the fun will begin, unpacking! I have no idea when I will have internet service again. Things here don't always work very well, so even though they are moving the phone line over, who knows if the internet will work any time soon. I am so exhausted that I have had no time to knit. I am hoping to make some progress on the Gypsy shawl after this week is over. So until I have internet service again...have a good week!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Loads to Do

I don't know if I mentioned that we have to move, fun! We were planning to stay in this house until a year from July, but they have decided to sell it. We thought for a bit whether or not we wanted to buy it or not. In the end, it is a bit too small in the living area, and we are still not sure where we are going to end up in the long run, London or CT USA. I have no idea how we are ever going to decide that, but maybe something will happen next year to make us decide. Meanwhile, we are moving on Monday. The new place will be twice the size, but not quite as nice. I am looking forward to more space though. If I have been a bit lax on the blogging, the cleaning out and moving is taking up alot of my time.
Anyway, here is a photo of Charlie with his new girlfriend, Fluffy.

Charlie and Fluffy

I hope they like each other. They are like an old married couple, bickering over food, sleeping in seperate beds. There has been no real fighting, and Charlie is a bit frisky still despite his lack of manly parts. They are very cute!

I have done a little knitting, though not much. I started the Koigu Gypsy Shawl, and its coming on slowly.

Gypsy Shawl 1

Not sure whether or not it will be finished by the time I go to Florida, but if not I'll have to knit it by the pool!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Socks that Rock!

Sorry its been awhile. I've been sick again, shocker! I can't believe how ill I have been this winter. This seems to be a rerun of December, some sort of chest thing. Anyway, I think I am on the mend. I have to give credit to the NHS this time as they have given me proper medication, and I didn't have to go to a private doctor and spend loads of cash on medicine. Anyway, on to much more interesting things!
As Diane and Nic are away at Skip North this weekend, I was on duty at the shop all morning yesterday. Nathalie arrived to relieve me around 2:00, at which time I found a card from the postman saying that I had a parcel. Hmmm, what could it be. I was expecting some medicine from Parkside Hospital that they owed me. When I got back to the shop around 4:00, I asked Nathalie to wait while I collected the package. I thought it might be something else, but didn't want to get my hopes up. When I got to the window and recieved the box, I saw the return address, and my heart leapt with joy. I immediately phoned the shop to tell Nathalie. We both squealed with delight, and I walked as fast as I could back without giving myself a heart attack (I am pretty sick, could hardly breathe let alone run!). I tore open the box to find this...

STR Club Stuff

(Click on the photo for a larger view by all means.)

It is the first installment of the Rockin Sock Club from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. How exciting! I am not sure how much I like the color. It is not what I would ever pick out. The green is nice, but the other side is hard to figure. In some light it is charcoal grey, and others it is a dark brown. The pattern is really interesting. I have never done toe up. The only problem is that it is done on really small needles, and I am notoriously loose, so I have gone an ordered size 000 needles from the U.S.. I can start when they arrive. Here is a better picture of the actual skein. I love the emergency sock yarn by the way.

Monsoon STR