Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Checking in

Er.. hello.. I seem to have taken a backseat from blogging for a while. Of course you know that's due to our big move. These things take a lot of sorting out.

So the progress so far is:
- we've sorted out a rented bungalow to live in while our house in the West Midlands (hopefully) sells
- we've got our daughters into the local school (less than 1 minute's walk from our rented home!)
- we've finally finished the house improvements we wanted to do
- we've had some valuations on our house and will decide which estate agents to use tomorrow
- we're in the process of getting written quotes from 3 removals companies
- 2 of our friends have emigrated to New Zealand and we've bought their car from them, as I'll need to drive to work in Truro
- our original car is still poorly and lots of people have been involved so far trying to work out what the problem is and how to fix it (no result yet)
- we have chosen our solicitors based on a family recommendation and now have to contact them for our house sale
- we've decluttered ruthlessly, and now know our local charity shop staff pretty well...

Not bad going I think. Only 3 weeks left before the move now!

Knitting? Oh yes. I finished my socks (still no pic) and I'm on the last stretch of my Fortune cardigan (remember that)?

Back soon...

Monday, 8 January 2007

Happy 2007!

Happy 2007 everyone! Seems like it's going to be a big change for us, and hopefully a good year for knitters everywhere. :-)

I've got myself hooked on making collars since I did the recent craft fair. I stocked up with sale yarn from Get Knitted and I'm now using up the last few skeins:

I've listed this one on my Etsy shop this evening.
This one will be going up on there soon.

I completely forgot to make any New Year's resolutions this year! I guess our forthcoming move is forcing the issue though; I'm clearing out a lot of my knitting pattern books and never-to-be-used yarns via ebay, and I really must use a good deal of my stash before I invest in more yarns.

I do have a couple of knitting-related intentions for when we get settled in our new home area:
1) To find or start a local knitting group in/around Truro
2) To locate any good craft fairs where I can have stalls every so often.

I still haven't got around to taking pics of the toe-up socks I'm knitting at the moment. Maybe next post..