Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Camera is ..... somewhere.

There will be no pictures this post because ...well.... I can't find my camera. I know it is there somewhere but at the moment it seems to be hiding from me.

Don't worry you aren't missing much. There are piles of mess everywhere and there is no knitting happening. Last night after work I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open. I had to fight it though because a) I don't want the dog to be up all night and b) my dishwasher was being installed. I have never been so excited about a dishwasher but I think I am in love with and appliance. Anyway the guy was great and it looked like a really tough job. He was there from 7pm until after 9:30 and because my dishwasher is around an L shape away from the sink he needs more pipe and has to come back. Tonight we have puppy kindergarten so he has to come back on Thursday.

I am also hoping to have the ladies over for Grey's Anatomy that night but I don't think he will be that long this time.

Other than the clutter right now (and a leek in the guest bathroom) I love my new house.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I have keys

I was going to say "We're in" but I can't yet. Perhaps after the weekend.

But today was closing day and it was surprisingly painless. I am now a home owner.
Here is some of the house (the picture makes it look bigger than it is:

Tomorrow I will be at the house for 8am because they are coming to hook up the phone and cable and stuff. I don't know when Aaron will be arriving with all the big stuff but I shall be doing little things while I wait around.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Crazy stuff

Well we close in a few days. My life feels a little nuts right now. There has been no knitting because there has been only packing. And oh my there is lots of yarn to pack. I have something going on every evening from now until Friday (our closing day).

I'm a starting to be ready! I am happy and I am excited and I have to admit... a little bit nervous.

Today after school we do our walk through with the builder. I can't wait to see it. We have been going on weekends until we were locked out (even then we went to peek in the windows) but I'm excited to see the kitchen cabinets and counters

Oscar keeps crying in the night. It seems like we will have a few good nights and then a few bad nights. It is frustrating! Not only because we lose sleep (he was up before 4am today) but because I don't understand why. Tucker hasn't cried at all since that first week and Oscar keeps complaining. We put him out when he wakes up because he has had the odd accident in the crate but other than that I let him cry. I might tell him "quiet" firmly but it doesn't seem to stop him for long. Unless he hears someone move (as little as rolling over in bed) he will stop for 20 minutes before he starts again. Whining at first but then barking. I'm worried that things will get worse in the new house. I'm going to ask our trainer about it tonight at puppy kindergarten but I'm open to any other suggestions out there as well.

Other than that.....I move this weekend! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The countdown is on

I am waiting not so patiently for my house. It is so close yet so far. Now are closing date has been bumped again from September 18 to the 21st. It is only a few days and really closing on the Friday is better than a Tuesday but....darn.

I haven't been knitting much because the two little creatures have been keeping us all busy. I did catch them at a quiet moment though.

Ah yes they can be very cute!

I am still working on the Rowan Tapestry sweater for Connie and the store but those little lizard ridge squares are addictive. I have knit almost two more of them. I always find myself saying...."just as soon as I finish this ridge",.....then "just as soon as I finish this square".... then "hmmmm I wonder what this colour will look like.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Back To School

What a great first day back at school. So exciting with new students and ....a new yarn store to visit.

I was a little neglectful of the things I am supposed to be knitting because I found a new love. It is the Lizard Ridge Afgan from Knitty. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I have knit my first two squares becuase I just couldn't help myself.

I'm not one for bright crazy colours because I wonder if they will really go with anything. Particularly for blankets and sweaters. I started with no desire to knit this blanket and when Connie suggested a knit-a-long for the store I thought I would just watch. Until of course I saw some of Connie's squares and then I had to look on Ravelry to see other Lizard Ridges. I was hooked. Now I can't stop. I feel the need to start new squares. I want to knit this one for myself and then keep going and do one for friends and family and .... and.... and...

Tomorrow night at the new Pick Up Sticks in Bradford is the official kick off of the Wednesday night Stitch 'n' Bitch as well as the Lizard Ridge KAL. Of course no one is obligated to participate in the KAL to come tomorrow so bring whatever you are working on. But I must warn you. These squares are FUN!!!

More fun that watching animated squirels on TV.