The toughest part is when you realize that until the closing on your house, you are in total limbo. You are now living in someone else's house, not wanting to do any work to the house, and eventually you even stop cleaning. I have spent the last few weeks purging of furtniture on Craigs List and sorting storage stuff from aparment essentials. It's really hard to determine the 10 bins of stuff that will a) fit in the cramped living quarters and b) actually be needed. As a person who loves to throw, I find myself wanting to just dump it all and start over; if we ever do get to that next "permanent" location.
So...instead of making tough decisions or boxing up a house full of baby firsts and memories, I have resorted to knitting and guitar sing alongs.
Axel has resorted to taking advantage of my knitting concentration, and has fallen in LOVE with jelly beans or as he calls them "birthday beans". I caught him on the kitchen chair (which is a bar height chair) eating just the black beans ("they're hot mommy").
Knitting has brought peace like it always promises to do and even though winter is another 9 months away, 2 color wool hats are on my mind. I found this AWESOME pattern, modeled after the US Olympic hats by Polo. Since the Olympic hats were selling online for over $400, I decided to knit them for under $10. Here is a link to the pattern. CLICK HERE
* If you do wish to try this hat, I will warn you of a couple things. It makes a HUGE hat if you follow the directions exactly. I would use smaller needles (4's and 5's) and would possibly take out a couple of the solid white rows. Also, make sure to tie-in often (if you are a 2 stranded knitter you know what I mean). Watch the charts closely, they are a little off towards the bottom.
Below are pictures of my first olympic hat. In my own classic style I stitched a name on the inside. I am not revealing the name in the photos so as not to ruin the birthday surprise!!
Also this week I decided to put an end to YEARS of brainstorming. I have always been wondering what to do with the bibs from the countless running races Jahred and I have done. I snagged a couple of his running bibs from his childhood room wall, and a wallet is what I came up with! I plan to give it to him for fathers day (completely a safe announcement since he wouldn't read my blog if I paid him).
Well, enough procrastinating. With 2 weeks until apartment access, I have to collect myself, my crap and my family for one of the final steps in our "5 year plan".
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