Monday, November 16, 2009

The moving process continues. Today I spent a few hours on the phone transferring utilities into our names, setting internet at our new house and arranging the move for me from Idaho to Texas. Now I am sick. No, really, I think I have the hamtrhax, or as it's officially known as SWINE FLU. Oh this mo'fo' hit me around noon like a ton of bricks. Achiness, exhuastion and a fever of over a 100 degrees. Swell. I just want to sleep or die but can't seem to do either. Thank god I got done all that I did this morning... I don't know if I"ll be able to do much for the next few days. Pray for me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We got ourselves a homestead, sort of. Our offer for a home has been accepted. We had an inspection today and had to ask for a few concessions that add up to a couple thousand dollars. Hopefully this will not blow the deal. The home is nice. You can check out photos here. The closing for the home will happen on November 30th. So plenty of time for the other shoe to drop but I don't think that will happen.
While some people get uber elated when they buy a home I seem to have fallen into coma. I like the home I just think the whole process has just taken the enthusiasm out of me. It is kindof like the mild depression you get after having a baby. It's finally there but ugh. I'm sure I'll perk up after the 30th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You're My Obsession

I'm knitting some gloves on size 0 needles right now. I know, I think I was drunk when I picked out this pattern. Anyhow, I decided to spoil myself and bought some Blue Sky Alpaca knitting needles. They were quite an investment ($28, 17 GBP, 160 NOK). Still they did fairly well at first but the yarn I was using and my tension made the going quite slow. To add to the frustration I am using a very dark yarn and very dark needles. Dumb.
Meanwhile on another project I was using some new square circulars by Kollage. The cable on the circulars was nothing special and infact caught the yarn on the joint with the needles. Frustrating. Otherwise I loved the needles, they had nice sharp points and the grip was really nice.
So yesterday I finally put the two together and got some size 0 double pointed square needles. Ahhhhhhhhh... that's better. It's like cutting into warm butter. I wish the circulars were better made but I know for future investment purposes I will get the Kollage square needles. They were cheaper than the uber expensive ones (only $14, 8.50 GBP, 80 NOK).
That's it for now...