Saturday, March 29, 2008

Knitter's Luck

I have not had much luck with this move. We went into contract when I was in my third trimester and we moved in a week after Cashew's 1st birthday. There have been many phone calls, complaints, bitch sessions, false promises and big letdowns. To finally reach the point where we were packing up boxes was surreal. While the movers hauled our stuff, we happily walked 5 blocks to our new home, ready to start the rest of our life.

As luck would have it, the freight elevator was broken. A little snafu, but we won't let that stop us! And then we discovered the cable line was damaged. The dishwasher stopped washing. The dryer wasn't drying. The phone wasn't ringing. The drains weren't draining.

Socks That Rock "Lagoon"

I was ready to walk out the building (once I found an elevator that worked) and hurl myself into the East River. Ok, not really, my daughter is too cute and my husband too hot and we do love the actual apartment. But I was feeling pretty rotten. And as I did finally get into an elevator that worked, a little bit of my luck changed. No, it's not that I didn't get stuck in the elevator, but I received a piece of mail. My first at the new apartment. A piece of mail from Tiennie. Turns out I had won a little contest, just for commenting on her blog. My first piece of mail was a package containing yarn. Praise the yarn gods! Clearly THEY are looking out for me. Since I had no safe place to put it for a couple of days, I carried the yarn around with me. I didn't have much time to knit, so taking a peek at a skein of yummy, squishy yarn made me happy. That shade of green makes me grin like a goof which is a nice change from the scowl that was making my face cramp. Thank you, Tiennie!

So now that the dishwasher has been fixed, the dryer is humming, the STR getting comfy in my stash (not for long, though), I am ready to take a much needed knitting break. Screw the UFO's, I need to start something new.

L-R: Trekking Pro Natura 1512, Trekking XXL 101, Noro S188, Noro S164, Schaefer Anne

Sit 'n' Knit is having it's second annual secret sock exchange. I have narrowed down my choices. I have a lot of versions of the same thing in my stash, and these are some of the more unique options. Hmm. Which would you choose?

Hey NY peeps! We are selling some furniture and we need to have it gone by Monday at the very latest. See my Craigslist ads here: dining table, couch, chair, medicine cabinet and mirror. Let me know if you're interested!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Someone to Knit For

Hi Mommy!

A year ago today, I looked at Hotty Hubby and said "Dude" and shook my head after having made it through an intense contraction. A couple, ok, A LOT of swear words later, we welcomed Cashew into the world.

Helping Mommy (un) pack.

Our calm, mellow baby has turned into an absolute busy body with a love for chatter. I have often heard of how the love for your child is unlike any other love you may experience. It often blows my mind the power of maternal instincts and the warm and fuzzy feeling I have for this pooping, peeing, food throwing beast. She rocks my world. And Daddy? Maybe more so!

Today is a big day for our family. We made it through the first year! Happy Birthday, Cashew!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Moving On

The move that was supposed to happen in September October November December January I give up is finally happening. In 7 days, I will have a new home. At last, we have closed on our apartment. I have been busy organizing the move and finalizing furniture purchases, selling the stuff we no longer need, choosing and then re-choosing window treatments and stressing over white paint. Seriously, how many shades of white are there?!?

Times like these call for stockinette! Lots and lots of it.