Knitting Paragon

KNITTING: to make a fabric by looping yarn together with special needles. PARAGON: a model of perfection or excellence.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

We're moving...again

Yes, it is true. We are moving. Again. The weekend of April 28 is our goal to truck things from this house to the "new" one.

Our address is not changing much either. Just enough to keep everyone on their toes. We're moving right



Yes, you read that right. We're moving into the house right next to us and here's the reasons why: It's a little bit bigger. It's got a finished (completely!) basement, it has a second full bath, new siding, newer windows, and a DISHWASHER! Okay, the dishwasher isn't really a reason for us moving there, but it helps.

The house has hardwood floors throughout, except for the bath and kitchen, which are ceramic tile. The basement has the same ceramic tile and is a very nice barely off-white--white. The two bedrooms upstairs as well as the living room both need a good paint job, which we'll do after moving in. The basement has a huge full bath that has an extra-large shower stall (no tub) and the vanity is really nice. It has 6 drawers (big drawers!) so I have already claimed it as, "mom and dad's bathroom." The upstairs bath is nice, it's got the good ole' blue tile in the tub area, but there is a pedestal sink with enough floor space that the boys' step stool can stay in there and still be out of the way!

We went out and bought (for the first time since we have been married) a nice dining set. It's an oval oak table with 6 chairs. We get that next Friday and it will look so nice in the finished dining room. That room is quite large and has been tastefully decorated including a chair-rail. It's got a nice sized pantry in there and plenty of room for a buffet when we decide to make another large purchase.

Okay, enough about the new house. I'll leave you with this: Imagine us literally carrying things down the sidewalk to the house next door and not having to load things onto a truck. Heeee. One other thing, is there any rule about whether you need to remove your sheets from mattresses when you're only carrying them across your backyards? Hmmmmm. What do you think?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

No excuses

I recently participated in a Knitting into the Mystery Retreat and enjoyed myself so much. Several reasons to find enjoyment in that: 1. A day spent with friends. 2. A day spent not hearing, "ma. MA!" 3. A day spent not doing laundry. 4. A day in spiritual renewal, and finally 5. A day spent in guilt-free knitting!

We have this beautiful retreat center about an hour north of us. It is located on 90+ acres and always has great quiet places, great food, and even the drive is pleasant.

Since the last time I blogged, I finally had a picture upload. I have finished the pair of my felted clogs, but they are not felted. I have made a few log cabin squares for an afghan I have been working on for a very long time. I still have the prayer shawl I started at the retreat going and since I spent some of my gift certificate the LYS, I now have some cool things speaking to me each night. I long to knit them, but feel guilty with other projects on the needles already.

I picked up a great book, Knitting for Peace, from the bookstore at the retreat center. At first glance, it has a few cute little (and simple) patterns that I certainly didn't need, but after really reading it, it's a great reference for wonderful charities that need our help. Every day, all year around. Wonderful stories of just how these charities began and how those people reached out.

While blogsurfing at my regular "waves" this week; check out this knitalong. Free pattern found there too! I am not a huge Harry Potter fan, but Boy B loves the movies and will most likely read those books someday.

P.S. No excuses for not blogging more regularly. It is what it is, and life is still good whether I've blogged or not.