Monday, March 23, 2009

Moving Along


Wednesday, we get the keys to the new house.  Finally!  We'll start moving some things over there this weekend with Monday and Tuesday next week as the real move in dates.  A short four days later, my current residence will become Rachel's Place.

I made no progress on my to-do lists this weekend.  None.  I did however make progress on the thick and thin cardigan.  It awaits only sleeves and trim.  I'll start the sleeves today, but I'll have to knit them one at a time because they're knit from the top down and I only own one US 15 circular needle.  This has been a super fast knit until I got to the dark green trim where the stitches exploded from 60 to 180 and the 2 X 2 pattern slowed me down a bit.  I did cut short on the trim thinking the hem would fall in an unflattering spot on my big behind.  No sense drawing attention to such a place.

I did not find a shade of Cascade 220 that I liked for the trim, so I substituted this part with Mission Falls merino worsted.  It has a pretty sheen to it and I'm pleased with this change.  It's a beautiful yarn and I kept wondering what I could make next with something as soft as this. I have several things to finish before I go forward with anything new, including the green sweater and the pi shawl.  I'm a little flustered by the green sweater because the decreases in the upper arm make it just too tight.  I was warned about this flaw in the pattern by knitters who've been there on Ravelry.  Did I listen?  Nah.  If I would just sit still, rip out what's done and redo the sleeves, I'd be done with this.  

Now that I have some dates settled, I think the knitting may be taking a back seat for awhile.  Not for long though.

15 comments:

flydragon said...

Whoo Hoo. Looking forward to seeing lots of pics of the new place. And lots of pics of you working your butt off:))

Brenda said...

Yes! I like the name "Rachel's Place." I am getting excited for all of you to get settled in. Hope everything goes along smoothly from here on. Your knitting sounds so relaxing.

MuseSwings said...

Congratulations on your new home! Lot's of work in your future! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures and posts. I tagged you for a "housekeeping quirk". Best of luck getting settled in and finding time for your knitting!

Miss 376 said...

Having a date can be a real incentive to get things done. Hope it all goes smoothly

laurie said...

question--what happened with the calvin klein sweater with the ruffles on the butt? if you updated that post i think i missed it.

laurie said...

ps this is the fastest house closing i have ever heard of. i thought they took months!

Rudee said...

Flydragon- I'll be the one in the pictures holding and cracking the whip (yeah right).

Brenda, I like the name of Rachel's Place too. Brenda and I thought of doing something formal to commemorate that.

Muse-there is always time for knitting.

Miss-the to-do lists for the to-do lists now have to-do lists. The boxes are beginning to pile up now. I've donated or tossed out an equal amount of stuff.

Laurie- we are renting and were just waiting for the owners to vacate the premises. I am taking a coffee pot as the first thing I move in with me on Wednesday. Maybe a cup or two...

Lastly-the ruffled sweater is in my closet waiting for me to decide how to tackle it. I haven't given up on wearing it as is- I just need to lose a few pounds to see if it'll work that way. It's too warm to wear right now anyways, so I'll wait.

Rositta said...

Exciting times ahead once you get settled. I liked the look of that house. Your knitting is gorgeous, can't wait to see the finished product...ciao

Betty Flocken said...

This is beautiful. Hope you can get back to your knitting soon! Can't wait to see the new pics of your new place!

Winifred said...

Brenda's right Rachel's Place has a lovely ring to it. Hope you're getting a house name plaque made for it and a house naming and warming party too. Such an important occasion can't be played down.

Dying to see piccies of the new place Rudee.

debra said...

I love the sound and the spirit of Rachel's Place. It is all good, yes indeed, it is.
xo

Renie Burghardt said...

You seem so calm during the process of packing and moving and stuff. Must be the knitting keeping you calm. I look forward to lots of pictures, Rudee!

Hugs,

Renie

Ruth said...

After the nightmare of the past few days moving should be easy at least no beaucrats to deal with just yourselves. Hope you settle in soon and Rachel's Place becomes a happy filled place and you new home a refuge from everywhere. (((Hugs ))))

distracted by shiny objects said...

What a great time to be moving. You'll be able to plant some pansies if you want to.
You know when I say,"Break a leg," I don't actually want you to break your leg, don't you?? That might make it difficult to work, and that would be a calamity:>)
Break a leg on Wednesday!

Sandy said...

Well this is all moving along too quick for me. I never found the time to come and help you pack! And of course, we gotta hide that back part...for sure, I understand that.