Thursday, January 27, 2011

Home Is Right Around The Corner

I enrolled in a knitting class for this Saturday - actually, it's a crocheting class for knitters.  I am trying to learn some good finishing techniques.  My common complaint about my knitting is that it doesn't look polished or properly finished.  A few people have recommended that I do a crochet border around my projects to hide the uneven or unsightly edges.

I knitted up a few dishcloths and plan to make at least one more.  I have just a bit of cotton yarn left and I'm trying to use it up.  The pattern I used is called Double Bump Dishcloth and it was a lot of fun to knit.  Tonight, I will start on the third one.

Plain Old White Cotton Dishcloth
Dishcloth Part II
I also started working on a lap blanket.  I'm using very soft acrylic yarn that I bought with a gift card from Michael's.  The colors are dark - I picked them out for Mr. Grumpbump.  I am concentrating on making the stripes look good.  I'm only about 1/3 done at this point.  It's a completely knit blanket and I'm carrying each color up the side.  I am hoping that my crochet class will give me some good ideas for a border for this project.

I love stripes!
Mr. Grumpbump and I are thisclose to signing a contract for a home.  Even if we have a signed contract (which we hope will be tonight), there are still several hurdles left.  We have to do a home inspection and the home has to appraise for at least the contract price.  The house has most of the features we were looking for and I think it the house for us.  That being said, I am not afraid to walk away from it, should any of the inspections come back negative.  If everything goes as planned, we could be closing by the end of March.

The house would be a much larger area for the cats to roam around in, and this will be very beneficial for Miss Macy.  Since she never gets to go outside, she will, on occasion, run around the living room.  She doesn't get very far since our apartment is only 800 square feet.   Additionally, the new house will give her plenty of more places to hide from Delilah.  The house has a Florida room (a patio with actual walls and windows) and I think both girls will love it.  All floors are wood or tile, so we don't have to worry about cleaning carpets.  

I am constantly in the cats' faces.  And they don't love it.  I always want to get that perfect picture of them to capture how cute they are.

Delilah Cat

Miss Macy

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