Sunday, February 17, 2008

joining up

The sleeves are done, and the body is done, so now I just need to learn how to join them together and do raglan shaping. It would normally sound pretty easy, but it requires that precious commodity, time. Which I don't have much of right now.

We are trying to do some "staging" of our apartment for potential buyers. Among other things, this means that we have to be incredibly neat all the time. I'm hoping that this will become habit, and in the future I'll always go to bed with the coffee table clean, mail sorted away, and dishes all washed. I don't think this is a likely scenario. We are also tossing stuff with great abandon, and have some lovely family members who volunteered garage space for us to remove stuff to make our place look spacious and charming. Now we need to figure out what goes permanently, what goes into their garage, and what stays. What should happen with the little Yankee helmet that they use for dishes of soft serve ice cream at the stadium? I can't throw that away, can I?

So even though I need sitting and knitting time to calm myself down, I will just have to delay it for a while. Hopefully we'll have a deck and lounge chairs in Portland. That sounds like just the ticket.


Anonymous said...

I'm hoping and praying that your apt sells quickly so you don't have a bunch of strangers walking through it for very long.

Glad to see you have family that has volunteered space to store the things you need. That's very lucky!

Sweater is looking great!! i hope you find some extra time on your hands soon.

Brenda said...

The sweater is looking good! I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the whole joining-up thing with no problem.

Best of luck with selling your apartment! It doesn't sound like fun, but living in Oregon will be great.